Don’t Let This Happen to You: Milwaukee Archdiocese Bankruptcy – Part Four, Overplaying Their Hand

 "Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor puts you to shame?" --Prov. 25:8 By: Donald L. Swanson It now seems obvious that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee overplays its hand after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee. Here... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let This Happen to You: Milwaukee Archdiocese Bankruptcy – Part Two, The Confirmed Plan

By Donald L. Swanson By mid-November 2015, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee  has been battling its sex abuse claimants in Bankruptcy Court for nearly five years.  The fight has been tough: described as "scorched earth." The Archdiocese has been fighting to limit payouts on sex abuse claims to the low single-digits of millions of dollars.  But... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let This Happen to You: Milwaukee Archdiocese Bankruptcy – Part One, The Mediations

By Donald L. Swanson Every now and then something happens that becomes the model for how-not-to-do-this and a symbol of don't-let-this-happen-to-you.  The Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy is one of those somethings. It's the "longest-running and most contentious" of the 14 Catholic Church bankruptcies filed since 2004 to address sex abuse liabilities. So says The Milwaukee... Continue Reading →

Proactive Mediation: The Great Innovation of Detroit and Diocese Reorganizations

The Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation website is publishing an article by Donald L. Swanson, entitled "Proactive Mediation: The Great Innovation of Detroit and Diocese Reorganizations." The article appears on the Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation website at this address: https://www.dailydac.com/commercialbankruptcy/litigation/articles/proactive-mediation-the-great-innovation-of-detroit-and-diocese-reorganizations Follow Don on Twitter by clicking here.

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