Attorney Gerald J.Williams from Williams Cedar secured a victory in the litigation of the clergy abuse case against the Scranton Diocese, an allegedly abusive former priest, and current and former bishops. The case, which was filed on behalf of the abuse survivor in November 2018 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, accused the former priest of allegedly abusing the individual as a child. Williams requested that the lawsuit remain sealed to avoid leaking the name or identifying characteristics of the plaintiff who wished to remain anonymous. Although the former priest’s attorney disputed the request, the Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle ruled on Thursday that the plaintiff will continue to remain anonymous in any future filings or proceedings regarding the case.
The ruling is not only a victory for the firm, but for the plaintiff and other abuse survivors who file claims against their abusers and wish to retain their anonymity. If you require counsel regarding a clergy abuse matter, our Pennsylvania clergy abuse lawyers at Williams Cedar will offer you the advice you need to move forward. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, please call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.