Final Filing Date Set in Rochester Diocese Bankruptcy Proceedings

| Feb 27, 2020 | Catholic Church

This week, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court set the final deadline for the filing of all claims of sexual abuse in the Rochester Diocese.  By August 13, 2020, anyone who is eligible to file a claim of sexual abuse in the bankruptcy court must do so.  The deadline is also referred to as a “bar date” because anyone failing to make a claim will likely be barred from ever taking legal action against the Diocese of Rochester ever again.  If you were hurt by an employee of the Diocese of Rochester in New York, contact us today.

Anyone who was sexually abused or assaulted by an employee of the Diocese, such as a priest, teacher, coach, youth minister, and even certain religious brothers and nuns, is eligible to file a confidential claim in this process.  Almost anyone sexually abused as a child is eligible to participate, as well those who were already adults at the time of their assault, and the estates of deceased victims.

Filing a claim in bankruptcy court is not the same as filing a lawsuit against the Diocese.  The process is typically much faster, and does not involve the rigors of litigation.  You do not have to give a deposition or attend trial.  Instead, your claim is typically decided by providing information in a lengthy but fairly straight-forward written questionnaire. Any information that you provide to the bankruptcy trustee is kept confidential by order of the Bankruptcy Court and is never made public record.

Our attorneys are experienced at handling bankruptcy claims across the U.S.  Please contact us today to discuss your legal options.  You must take legal action before August 13, 2020, or your claim against the Diocese of Rochester will likely be barred forever.  DO NOT DELAY IN CONTACTING US TODAY.

Through our own investigation, we have identified nearly 50 priests and employees who have been accused of molesting kids in the Diocese of Rochester.

The accused perpetrators we have identified so far are:

  • Fr. David L. Bonin
  • Mr. Brian Buff
  • Fr. Thomas W. Burr
  • Mr. Alexander Capo (teacher)
  • Fr. Cornelius Carr (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Albert H. Cason
  • Fr. Bernard Casper
  • Fr. Paul I. Cloonan
  • Fr. J. Peter Conroy (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Thomas Corbett
  • Fr. John M. Costello (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Thomas Denny (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Roy Drake (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Eugene Emo
  • Fr. John Farrand (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. John Gormley
  • Fr. David Gramkee
  • Fr. Gerard Guli
  • Fr. Robert W. Hammond
  • Br. John Laurence Heathwood (Christian Brother)
  • Fr. G. Stuart Hogan
  • Fr. Joseph Larrabee
  • Fr. William D. Lum
  • Fr. Charles J. McCarthy
  • Fr. Robert F. O’Neill
  • Fr. Richard J. Orlando
  • Fr. Vincent Panepinto
  • Mr. Ted Randall
  • Mr. Leonard Riforgiato (Jesuit seminarian-deacon)
  • Fr. Foster P. Rogers
  • Fr. William Scanlon (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Paul R. Schnacky
  • Fr. Dennis Sewar
  • Fr. Dennis Shaw
  • Fr. Gary P. Shaw
  • Fr. David P. Simon
  • Fr. John J. Steger
  • Fr. Conrad Sundholm
  • Mr. John J. Tobin (teacher)
  • Fr. Thomas J. Valenti
  • Fr. Erick Viloria
  • Fr. Robert Voelkle (Jesuit priest)
  • Fr. Francis H. Vogt
  • Fr. Otto Vogt
  • Fr. Michael Volino
  • Br. John Walderman
  • Br. John D. Walsh (Franciscan Brother)
  • Mr. Stephen Ward
  • Fr. Robert Winterkorn

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester.  The Diocese of Rochester in New York filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Rochester Diocese.

Very strict filing deadlines have now been set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today.    Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected].