BMBF partner Phil Federico recently shared his thoughts on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy filing on September 29th. The Archdiocese’ filing came just days before the Maryland Child Victims Act went into effect on October 1st, opening the door for lawsuits against the Church for perpetuating child sexual abuse.
As Phil shared with these prominent news outlets, “The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s filing for bankruptcy is extremely premature and is nothing more than an effort to protect itself while denying survivors justice. By filing for bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is perpetuating the Church’s pattern of trying to evade accountability for the heinous sexual assault of children under its care.”
The team at BMBF has extensive experience representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse and is dedicated to obtaining justice for survivors in Maryland against the Church and any other institutions who have upheld child abusers. Learn more about our representation of survivors here.
- Baltimore Archdiocese files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ahead of anticipated lawsuits over child sexual abuse, CNN, October 1, 2023
- Maryland’s Child Victims Act takes effect: What to expect in the days ahead, The Daily Record, October 1, 2023
- Baltimore Archdiocese, Bracing for More Abuse Claims, Files for Bankruptcy, The New York Times, September 29, 2023
- Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, facing possible slew of abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy, The Washington Post, September 29, 2023