Judge says part of lawsuit should proceed

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Ramsey County judge has allowed a clergy sexual abuse case to move to a jury trial on negligence claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

At the July 21 hearing in Ramsey County District Court, Judge John Van de North said the alleged victim, “John Doe 1,” needs to see his day in court, but reserved judgment on the archdiocese’s motion to dismiss a nuisance claim and will review it at a later date.

The plaintiff alleges that a former priest of the Diocese of Winona, Thomas Adamson, who had assignments in the archdiocese, sexually abused him in the 1970s when he was a minor.

The case is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 22.

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