High Court Won't Review Case Claiming Vatican Liable for Priest Abuser

The U.S. Supreme Court has left standing a lower court ruling that will allow an Oregon man to try to hold the Vatican financially responsible for his sexual abuse by a priest, if he can persuade the court that the priest was an employee of the Vatican


This is an interesting series of cases. The lawyers are going for the truly deep pockets now. If the claimants are successful we'll be seeing more payouts. Otherwise, the claimants will have to be satisfied with what they can get from the dioceses.

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