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San Diego seeks Chapter 11.

SAN DIEGO -- The Diocese of San Diego has become the fifth U.S. diocese to seek bankruptcy protection, reports the San Diego Union Tribune. The February 27 filing came just before the beginning of the first trial at which the diocese is a defendant. San Diego faces approximately 150 lawsuits related to sexual abuse by clergy.

Bishop Robert Brom said in a statement that the diocese had offered compensation to victims "that stretched [our] financial capability to the limit," but that victims' demands exceeded diocesan resources.

Terry Giles, attorney for the first plaintiff, rejected the bishop's claim. "They're going to hide behind this cowardly act of bankruptcy and try to make it sound like we're being greedy."
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Title Annotation:SEX ABUSE UPDATE
Author:Cones, Bryan
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Date:May 1, 2007
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