Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Authorizes New Class Action against Catholic Congregation in Quebec

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Authorizes New Class Action against Catholic Congregation in Quebec

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Catholic group faces new class action

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MONTREAL - The Quebec Court of Appeal has authorized a new class action lawsuit against a major Roman Catholic organization for alleged sexual abuse committed by some of its members.

The decision overturns a 2015 Superior Court of Quebec ruling rejecting the class action request.

The Congregation of Holy Cross apologized and paid up to $18 million in 2013 to compensate victims for abuse that occurred at three Quebec institutions over a five-decade span.

That agreement stemmed from an out-of-court mediated settlement, spurred by the threat of a class-action lawsuit.

A spokesman for a victims' rights group says the landmark settlement prompted about 40 new alleged victims to come forward. …

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