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Victims Committee Seeks $20M More In Portland Arch.

Law360 (February 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The bankrupt Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon is objecting to a claimants committee’s alternative plan of reorganization, which would add another $20 million to the church’s trust fund for settling sex abuse cases.

The tort claimants committee, which represents alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, submitted its proposed plan to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, claiming the archdiocese’s previous offer of $42 million was not sufficient.

The committee’s court document said $66 million would settle all sexual abuse claims without requiring the archdiocese to sell...
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