Deadline Set for Duluth Diocese Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy judge has set a deadline for the Diocese of Duluth bankruptcy. 

In court Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel gave creditors, including survivors of childhood sex abuse, until May 25 to file claims in the bankruptcy case. 

The decision requires all information about survivors of sexual abuse to be kept confidential. 

The Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on December 7. 

The decision to file bankruptcy came after a Ramsey County jury awarded $8.4 million to a man who says he was molested as a boy by a priest form the Duluth Diocese. 

The Diocese said bankruptcy was their only option after learning they are responsible for paying the millions of dollars in the clergy sex abuse case. 

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