ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Latest on a judge ordering all the sides back to mediation in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ bankruptcy case (all times are local):
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it is looking forward to mediation for the resolution of the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case.
A judge on Thursday denied both the archdiocese’s reorganization plan and a competing plan filed by a creditors ‘ committee for order from all sides back into negotiations.
In a statement from the chairman of the archdiocese’s reorganization task force, Tom Abood, says the decision “to our determination to move forward in the bankruptcy process.” Abood, said the archdiocese is looking forward to participate in mediation “to do a quick and fair resolution.”
A lawyer for victims of clergy sexual abuse, said the ruling will accelerate the process of obtaining the payments to the victims.
St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson says the court’s decision means “there will be a faster solution” than a plan would have offered.
The archdiocese bankruptcy protection in 2015.
A lawyer for victims of clergy sexual abuse, says a judge has denied both compensation plans in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ bankruptcy case.
St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson released a statement Thursday said a judge denied both the archdiocese’s reorganization plan and a competing plan filed by a creditors ‘ committee. He says that the judge ordered all parties back to mediation.
The archdiocese bankruptcy protection in 2015. A spokesman for the archdiocese not immediately respond to messages for comment.
In May, an overwhelming majority of the victims of clergy sexual abuse in the archdiocese voted for a plan submitted by the commission of creditors of the archdiocese plan.