The United States Trustee has selected seven people to serve on the creditors committee of the Buffalo Diocese bankruptcy case, all of whom are survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by members of the church. The committee will represent what is expected to be over 400 survivors in negotiating a settlement with the Diocese.
What is a Creditors Committee
Creditors’ committees play a major role in a Chapter 11 case. Among other things, a committee: consults with the debtor on administration of the case; investigates the debtor’s conduct and operation of the business; and participates in formulating a plan. In the Buffalo Diocese case, the Committee will participate and give input on the future of the Diocese of Buffalo and what the Diocese of Buffalo has to provide in terms of disclosure to the survivors.
The Buffalo Diocese Committee
The committee consists of five men and two women and are represented by James I. Stang, Esq. of the Los Angeles firm Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, and Scott Bogucki, Esq., a partner at our firm.
What to do if you are a victim of abuse
The Buffalo Diocese has been named as a defendant in more than 250 Child Victims Act lawsuits brought by sexual abuse survivors. If you are an attorney who represents sexual abuse survivors and have questions regarding the case, please feel free to reach out to Scott Bogucki at (716) 845-6446 or [email protected].