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Green Bay diocese pays $700K to settle sex abuse case, apologizes

7:27 AM, Mar. 20, 2013
Troy Merryfield, is consoled by Attorney John Peterson after giving emotional testimony at the Outagamie County Justice Center in Appleton in May 2012. Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger dismissed the case on Monday, based on the agreement reached by the diocese and Todd and Troy Merryfield.
Troy Merryfield, is consoled by Attorney John Peterson after giving emotional testimony at the Outagamie County Justice Center in Appleton in May 2012. Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger dismissed the case on Monday, based on the agreement reached by the diocese and Todd and Troy Merryfield.
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The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay agreed to pay $700,000 in settlement of a civil lawsuit brought by two brothers who were molested by the Rev. John Feeney in the 1970s.

Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger dismissed the case on Monday, based on the agreement reached by the diocese and Todd and Troy Merryfield. The settlement matches the verdict reached at a trial last year. Krueger subsequently overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial after finding a member of the jury was biased.

The case would've been re-tried in May. ...

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