$37M clergy-abuse settlement approved in Iowa

USA Today/April 30, 2008

A federal bankruptcy judge in Iowa has approved a $37 million settlement between the Davenport Diocese and victims of clergy abuse.

Judge Lee Jackwig also ordered the diocese to produce reports for the next three years showing progress pm 18 non-monetary requirements. They include apology letters from Bishop Martin Amos and an online listing of all abusers, the Des Moines Register writes.

Last week all but one of the 143 claimants supported the plan for how the settlement will be disbursed, the Quad-City Times reported.

The diocese filed for bankruptcy in October 2006.

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