Caldie, Kugler Urge Baltimore Archdiocese Abuse Survivors to File Claims Before Deadline

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Stinson LLP Partners Ed Caldie and Robert Kugler are featured in an interview with Survivor Space highlighting the urgency for survivors of abuse within the Baltimore Archdiocese to file claims before the May 31, 2024, deadline. The attorneys say filing a claim by the deadline is crucial for survivors seeking acknowledgment and atonement.

In "Critical Deadline Approaches for Abuse Survivors of Baltimore Archdiocese," Caldie and Kugler emphasize the significance of the bankruptcy process in holding the Archdiocese accountable for past wrongs and ensuring the protection of survivors in future proceedings. The attorneys stress that survivor participation is vital to the success of these proceedings, as it allows for fairness and legitimacy of the case and for a comprehensive understanding of the extent of the abuse and its lasting impact.

The attorneys also noted the unprecedented opportunity for survivors to directly address the bankruptcy court in this case with impact statements on April 8, 2024, sharing their experiences and perspectives with the court and the Archbishop. Eight more survivors presented their statements on May 20.

The attorneys urge survivors to talk with legal counsel as soon as possible if needing to file a claim before the deadline. They also encourage survivors to visit for information about filing a claim as well as for updated case information and other resources.

Stinson's Survivor Protection practice group is a subset of the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Division. The firm's bankruptcy team has represented survivor committees in 13 major Chapter 11 bankruptcies filed by the Catholic Church, and others in California, Delaware, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Guam, and have resolved more Catholic Church bankruptcies than any other firm in the past 10 years. The dedicated team of more than 20 survivor protection attorneys work closely with survivors and their attorneys to achieve successful financial recoveries and secure major advances in child protection.

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