Rev. Raymond Kownacki http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorney-diocese-belleville-settles-3-more-clergy-abuse-cases <p>An attorney whose client got a $6.3&nbsp;million payout in a case against a southwestern Illinois diocese&nbsp;says that diocese has settled three more lawsuits involving sexual&nbsp;abuse of minors by priests.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster says two of the cases settled last week by the&nbsp;Diocese of Belleville involve allegations against the Rev. Raymond&nbsp;Kownacki.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:41:11 +0000 The Associated Press 3322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-man-get-633-million-priest-abuse-case <p>In an update to a story <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/james-wisniewski">we&#39;ve been following</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011">told you more about earlier this morning</a>:</p><p>A nine-year legal fight by a man sexually abused by a priest in the 1970s is over, now that a southern Illinois diocese and its insurer have handed over $6.3 million to resolve a jury award in the man&#39;s favor.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:20:02 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawyer-diocese-belleville-pay-633-million-abuse-suit <p>An attorney for a man sexually abused by a southwestern Illinois priest says his client soon will receive $6.3 million related to a lawsuit the man won against the Diocese of Belleville.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/05/1812096/belleville-diocese-to-pay-abused.html">tells the Belleville News-Democrat</a> that a court hearing Wednesday in St. Clair County could involve the payout to James Wisniewski of Champaign.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:40:18 +0000 The Associated Press 1815 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/belleville-dioceses-appeal-5-million-judgment-fails <p>A southern Illinois appeals court has refused to overturn a $5 million jury award against the <a href="http://www.diobelle.org/default.aspx">Diocese of Belleville</a> to a former altar boy who claimed he was sexually abused by a priest.</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:09:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails