Friday, December 5, 2008

Sixth Circuit holds The Vatican can be sued for sexual abuse

In a landmark ruling yesterday, the Sixth Circuit concluded that the Vatican could be held liable for negligence in sexual-abuse cases filed in the U.S. It is the first time a circuit court reached that conclusion, and the opinion is considered a breakthrough by those allegedly abused by priests. The opinion is available here. Click here and here for reports from the Wall Street Journal. Originally posted by Sheila B. Scheuerman on TortsProf Blog.

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