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No Offset for Previous Sex Abuse Payment

7th July 2022
Category Criminal Law

A decision in Lonergan v Trustees of The Sisters of Saint Joseph & Anor [2021] VSC 651 delivered in October 2021 concerned allegations of sexual abuse of a child by a priest, and whether a prior settlement between the parties should be taken into account and in effect offset against the current assessment by the court.