5 things to know about the Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy and cemetery trust fund fight

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Attorneys for victims of clergy sexual abuse and others owed money by the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday to overturn a lower court judge's decision making $55 million in a trust fund off-limits to their clients. A trust fund attorney argued the money was given to maintain Catholic cemeteries and must be used for that purpose.

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