Attorney cautions against quick judgement, sees opportunity for Diocese of Buffalo

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Criminal defense attorney Mike Taheri represents one of the priests accused of sexual abuse, Rev. Sam Venne. Nothing has been filed against Venne thus far.

We asked:

  • How will the court system deal with the influx of Child Victims Act lawsuits?
  • Why it was so important to get the lawsuits in so soon?

Taheri said that Wednesday was a remarkable day, but these lawsuits must be vetted, and even though he believes the option of bankruptcy for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo could be on the table, he sees a potential opportunity for the church.

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