Del. Jury Awards Priest Abuse Victim $30M

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 5:38 PM EST) -- A Delaware jury has handed a $30 million judgment to a victim of clergy sexual abuse, an award that could have significant impact on the stalled efforts to mediate similar claims in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s bankruptcy proceedings.

The jury's Wednesday award to John Vai underscores a huge disparity between the $2 million earmarked for sexual abuse victims and the potential damages of $282 million if all 92 creditors with similar abuse claims are entitled to similar awards, according to a document filed by...
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