NEW ORLEANS ARCHDIOCESE BANKRUPTCY

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SURVIVORS OF CLERGY ABUSE IN LOUISIANA:

you may have a limited time to file claims for your abuse. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy April 30, 2020. This diocese, which serves nearly half a million people, has been accused of enabling molesters in the clergy to abuse children and hiding reports of sexual abuse. Now to avoid the full weight of their responsibility to clergy abuse survivors, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Because of the bankruptcy proceedings, your time to file a claim against your abuser in the Catholic clergy maybe limited. If you were sexually abused by a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, you are not alone or without options for legal help. Contact us today and see if you may be eligible to file a claim for your clergy abuse; compensation may be available.

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ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY

ATTENTION LOUISIANA SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS:

On April 30, 2020 the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to mounting sexual abuse lawsuits against them. “The move was necessitated by the growing financial strain caused by litigation stemming from decades-old incidents of clergy abuse as well as ongoing budget challenges,” the church released in a statement. The archdiocese spans eight civil parishes, so you or loved ones could be impacted by the archdiocese’s bankruptcy. Parishes impacted include Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Plaquemines, St Tammany, St. John the Baptist, and Washington.
The diocese, which serves nearly 500,000 individuals in Louisiana, faces a number of claims filed by men and women claiming they were molested by “predator priests” in the diocese. Survivors claim their abusers in the Church were never brought to justice and that the diocese knowingly covered up reports of sexual abuse in the Church.
This Chapter 11 bankruptcy brings all pending lawsuits against the diocese to a halt, including depositions of Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who oversees the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and other Archdiocese officials. 
Basically, the bankruptcy protects Aymond and fellow officials from being required to testify that he and his predecessors in the Church enabled and covered up reports of child abuse. Through these bankruptcy proceedings, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is trying to escape liability to sexual abuse victims by preventing clergy abuse victims from having their day in court.

LOUISIANA CATHOLIC CHURCH: FIGHTING AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

The Archdiocese of New Orleans claims to support sexual abuse victims, but their actions show otherwise. In 2018 the Archdiocese of New Orleans not only released an incomplete list of pedophile clergy, but since then has vigorously fought back against survivors who brought forward claims against them in court. Now, the Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy to cover their tracks and ensure hundreds of clergy abuse victims cannot pursue justice against their abusers in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The 227-year-old diocese follows in the footsteps of dozens of other dioceses and catholic officials across the country by choosing to declare bankruptcy instead of allowing clergy sexual abuse survivors to have their day in court.
THEIR SELFISH DECISION MAY LIMIT YOUR CHANCE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR YOUR ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH; CONTACT US TODAY TO SEE IF YOU MAY STILL BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR YOUR ABUSE.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

IF YOU SURVIVED SEXUAL ABUSE BY A CLERGY MEMBER AFFILIATED WITH THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Filing a claim for abuse now is crucial to ensure you have your chance for justice.
As part of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, the Bankruptcy Court will soon put a deadline on filing sexual abuse lawsuits against the diocese. Any claims filed after this deadline will be barred and may never get a second chance to hold the archdiocese accountable for failing to protect children from predator priests.
Currently, in Louisiana you can file a sexual abuse lawsuit until you are 28 years old.
However, experts anticipate the state will soon open a look back window that will completely remove the statute of limitations for filing sexual abuse cases for a specific period of time.

LOUISIANA CLERGY ABUSE SURVIVORS: SAY “NO MORE” TO SEXUAL ABUSE

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has shown to not support sexual abuse survivors and has even fought back to ensure survivors do not have their day in court. Despite this bankruptcy, want to make sure you get your best chance at holding the Church accountable for your abuse and securing recovery for your injuries.
Our goal at No More Abuse USA is to help victims of child sexual abuse seek justice in whatever way we can. We aim to be a voice for change in this country, and that starts with you getting the help you deserve. We know compensation cannot reverse the crimes of the past, but we do know it can help cover financial burdens caused by your abuse, such as medical bills, counseling, and therapy. The church revealed in 2019 it had put aside $8.5 million for clergy abuse-related lawsuits.
We’re here to be your advocate in your time of need, and we fight aggressively for your right to justice. If you survived sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Louisiana, you are not alone. You have options for help and healing.
CONTACT US TODAY AT NO MORE ABUSE USA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS. WE CAN HELP YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY.

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