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How does the catholic church pay for sexual abuse lawsuits?

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Sexual Assault
Georgia
June 27, 2024
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June 27, 2024 

How does the catholic church pay for sexual abuse lawsuits?

How does the Catholic Church typically fund settlements and legal fees for sexual abuse lawsuits? I'm curious about their financial strategies for handling these cases.
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Law Office of Joanna Smykowski, Esq.

Answered:  June 27, 2024

Law Office of Joanna Smykowski, Esq.

Answered: June 27, 2024
The Catholic church is no stranger to sexual abuse lawsuits by clergymen. In cases where clergy abuse occurs, there are settlement payments made out to the abused if they win the case. According to data from four recent Catholic diocese lawsuits, the average clergy abuse settlement can range from approximately: $250,000 – $460,000. Settlements on the larger end can be worth more than $1,000,000. A few recent examples at the time of this writing are the diocese of Syracuse paying $100 million to parishioners in the summer of 2023. The archdiocese of Los Angeles paid $660 million to 508 victims in 2007. Overall, the Catholic Church has paid more than $3 billion to sex abuse survivors.
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