Monthly Archives: January 2015

Diocese of Spokane: We’ll never know the terms of the settlement.

The case has settled. The case is made up of two parts.  Both parts have been settled. We will never learn the terms of the settlement, at least insofar as the court is concerned.  The only thing to be publicly … Continue reading

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Spokane Diocese Case Against Paine Hamblen Has Settled

Yesterday I went to pre-trial conference scheduled in the Spokane Diocese v. Paine Hamblen case.  All the lawyers were there.  There, meaning Spokane’s most beautiful court room.  The historic courtroom of the District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in … Continue reading

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Bishop William S. Skylstad

Bishop William S. Skylstad is the Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.  He retired June 30, 201o.

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Bishop Blasé Cupich: Chicago’s New Archbishop

Spokane Bishop Blasé Cupich became the Chicago Archbishop in November 2014.  See the story in Time Magazine — Meet Blasé Cupich: Chicago’s New Archbishop

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Diocese of Spokane: Ex Vicar-General Criticizes Bishop Departing to be Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago

Circa Mid-November 2014 — Former Diocese of Spokane Vicar General Steve Dublinski All over America the Catholic Church is struggling with the history of sexual abuse in the church. The church is not alone. The problem of past sexual abuse by … Continue reading

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Catholic Bishop of Spokane — Adversary Proceeding: Consists of Two Cases

An adversary proceeding is a lawsuit in the bankruptcy action and related in some way to the action. An adversary proceeding is a sub-case or proceeding of the bankruptcy proceeding. It has an adversary case number which is listed under … Continue reading

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Catholic Bishop of Spokane — Trial February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM

Last year, Spokane Bishop Blase J. Cupich sued the law firm which represented Spokane Bishop Wm. Skylstad in the Catholic Bishop of Spokane, Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for violation of certain bankruptcy court conflict of interest rules and for negligence. There is a bankruptcy … Continue reading

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