On December 30, 2015, a motion for the court to set a bar date for the filing of proofs of claim was filed in the bankruptcy case of Diocese of Duluth and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 34 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
MOTION FOR ORDER (1) GRANTING EXPEDITED RELIEF (2) ESTABLISHING DEADLINES FOR FILING PROOFS OF CLAIM; (3) APPROVING SEXUAL ABUSE PROOF OF CLAIM FORM; (4) APPROVING FORM AND MANNER OF NOTICE THEREOF; AND (5) APPROVING CONFIDENTIALITY PROCEDURES filed by Diocese of Duluth . An affidavit or verification, Memorandum of law, Proof of service, Proposed order. Hearing scheduled 1/7/2016 at 09:00 AM at Courtroom 8 West, 8th Floor, 300 S 4th St, Minneapolis, Judge Robert J. Kressel. (MaryB MNBM QC) (Entered: 12/30/2015)
Diocese of Duluth filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on December 7, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-50792. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel. The law firm of Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd. is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Diocese of Duluth in the bankruptcy case.