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Judge in the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese bankruptcy case makes it harder for church to shield assets from liability

A federal judge in a bankruptcy case involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has ruled that church officials may not shield from liability such assets as $50 million in Harrisburg real estate.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Bankruptcies plummet as Pennsylvania households benefit from COVID-19 aid and pandemic savings

Bankruptcy filings both in Pennsylvania and across the country fell by about half between 2019 and 2021, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy case could collide with bill giving child sex abuse victims a chance to sue

As part of its bankruptcy settlement agreement, the Diocese of Harrisburg could stipulate that individuals who had potential claims against the diocese but did not join the bankruptcy case could be barred from suing the diocese, its insurers and parishes.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of century-old Conneaut Lake Park

The sale includes the amusement park and its rides, including the historic Blue Streak roller coaster, as well as the water park, the beach area, Hotel Conneaut, a campground and active leases on assets.

By The Associated Press

‘The right thing to do’: Hahnemann owner will pay its former doctors’ malpractice insurance

The hospital’s owner had previously claimed it was not responsible for those costs, but when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross threatened to change the hospital’s bankruptcy case from a Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation, the effort to find a solution was taken more seriously.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Bankruptcy judge wades in to Harrisburg diocese’s finances

An attorney for the diocese says it’s located 79 bank accounts for such diverse uses as a high school cafeteria and a basketball boosters’ club.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: 2020-02-19 18:45:55

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

The diocese has been under financial strain from legal fees and payouts to people its clergy and other affiliates abused over many decades.

By Katie Meyer/WITF and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA