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Historic Settlement Reached in St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese Clergy Abuse Case

May 31, 2018

In an emotional press conference held on the afternoon of Thursday, May 31, attorneys representing victims in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis clergy abuse case announced a settlement amount of $210,290,724—to be shared among 444 survivors. Maslon serves as Special Insurance Coverage Counsel in the Archdiocese's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization, representing the 200 parishes, and Maslon partner Margo Brownell led the team. Her dedicated work to maximize the parishes' insurance coverage has helped ensure proper restitution is made to the victims.

To read more about the story, visit: Star Tribune, "Clergy abuse victims settle with Twin Cities Archdiocese for $210M."

View the Facebook Live video of the full settlement announcement by Minneapolis attorney Jeff Anderson. (Must be viewed in Google Chrome.)

Margo is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and head of the Insurance Coverage Group. She represents commercial policyholders with complex insurance claims under all types of property and liability policies, including commercial general liability, directors and officers liability, professional liability, cyber-liability, and intellectual property liability coverage. In addition, she handles complex property claims, such as those arising from major catastrophic events like the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as well as claims under financial institution bonds and commercial crime policies. Margo also handles reinsurance issues and represents reinsurers. She served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she taught insurance law and founded the Insurance Law Clinic.


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