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Representative Work: Society of Jesus, Oregon Province

This was the first Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by one of the provinces of a Roman Catholic religious order in the United States.  Relying on our experience from the Archdiocese of Portland case, and facing new issues relevant only to a religious order, we were able to implement a strategy for resolving and paying over 500 clergy sex abuse claims through the use of insurance coverage and other assets. This resulted in a plan that was overwhelmingly accepted by all creditors, which included $119 million in contributions from the debtor's insurers and allowed the province to continue its mission throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Attorneys associated with this case

Howard M. Levine
Thomas W. Stilley

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