Although we are working with the Jesuits and other interested parties to finalize the settlement agreement, the parties and the bankruptcy court have acknowledged that other victims exist who have not yet come forward, and that some process should be established to handle such claims.
Michael Pfau, an attorney in our firm who represents a large number of Jesuit victims in the bankruptcy, has been actively involved with the settlement negotiations. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Michael can also represent any individuals who decide they want to come forward and file claims with the bankruptcy court.
If you are interested in learning more about the Jesuit bankruptcy settlement, or if you are a victim of childhood sexual abuse and think you may want to come forward, please contact Michael Pfau directly for a confidential consultation. You are not required to file a claim if you contact Michael, any consultation will remain confidential if you decide you do not want to file a claim, and there is no charge for asking for information or his advice.
Note: While it is important that victims of sexual abuse come forward when they feel comfortable doing so, potential clients should know that every claim is governed by a statute of limitations that will dictate the deadline for when you must file a claim, in addition to deadlines that may be imposed by the bankruptcy court. You should contact Michael or another attorney immediately if you think that you may have a claim so that they can advise you on the statute of limitations and other possible deadlines.