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Ritual abuse and Torture data, Church abuse bill could top $2 billion

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    scroll for articles Attorney Helen McGonigle s Ritual Abuse and Torture - Conference 2004 Paper is at http://members.aol.com/smartnews/hm04.htm Church abuse
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      Attorney Helen McGonigle's Ritual Abuse and Torture - Conference 2004 Paper
      is at http://members.aol.com/smartnews/hm04.htm

      Church abuse bill could top $2bn - From correspondents in Los Angeles 8/30/04
      "LAWYERS for hundreds of alleged victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic
      priests estimate their clients' claims could cost the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
      more than $US1.5 billion ($2.14bn), according to court papers. Attorney
      Raymond P. Boucher said the amount was based on verdicts and settlements in clergy
      abuse cases nationwide and was consistent with secret estimates of local
      claims by a Los Angeles judge earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported.Mr
      Boucher, the lead attorney for plaintiffs in Southern California, was asking
      insurers to put aside at least $US3.1 million ($4.4m) for each of more than 500
      claims against the Los Angeles archdiocese, according to the Times. Another
      60 claims are against the Diocese of Orange, which covers Orange County. If
      the claims are successful, damages would be covered by insurance, as well as
      other church assets, because insurance companies would not cover punitive
      damages. Donald F. Woods Jr, an archdiocese attorney, said the $US1.5 billion figure
      "seems way too high.""
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