Monday, November 16, 2009

Oregon Province sexual abuse claims may reach 500

Number of victims alleging abuse exceeds expectations
[Seattle University Spectator]
By Joshua Lynch

Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Attorneys representing victims of sexual abuse in a case against the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus are finding they have more clients than they expected.

As a Nov. 30 deadline for filing claims against the Oregon Province approaches, some plaintiff’s attorneys are estimating that the total between several firms will reach 500 claims alleging abuse by as many as 80 Jesuits.

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