Abuse Victims Take Case to Federal Court

One of the largest clergy sex abuse cases in the country has turned into the case of a lifetime for one Northwest attorney. The settlement between the Northwest Jesuits and abuse victims, including those in Alaska, will soon go before a federal judge in Portland for confirmation.

The north Idaho attorney who helped negotiate this $166 million deal says he was a small town “nobody” before the case. Northwest News Network Correspondent Jessica Robinson tells the story of how going up against the Catholic Church shook up his own long-held beliefs.

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