Judge Sets Final Claims Filing Deadline in Ogdensburg Diocese Bankruptcy

by | Oct 22, 2023 | Catholic Church

Diocese of Ogdensburg Horowitz LawALL CLAIMS MUST BE FILED BY JANUARY 18, 2024, OR BE BARRED FOREVER.

A federal bankruptcy court judge has ordered all sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg in New York to be filed no later than January 18, 2024.  The ruling comes after the Diocese of Ogdensburg filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in the face of more than 120 lawsuits filed by survivors of sexual abuse by its priests and clergy.

Through our own investigation at Horowitz Law, we have identified around 40 clergy and lay employees who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg.

The January 18, 2024, filing deadline is referred to as a “bar date” by the Bankruptcy Court because the Diocese will be forever immune from suit in any sexual abuse claim not filed by that date.  Survivors will never again have any chance for accountability after January 18, so it is critically important that you contact a lawyer today if you were harmed by an employee or volunteer in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, including laypeople and teachers.  This also applies anyone sexually abused as an adult and the estates of deceased victims.

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.  Contact us confidentially now.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Ogdensburg in New York.  The Diocese of Ogdensburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in July 2023.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Ogdensburg 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].