- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A bankruptcy judge in New Mexico has scheduled a confirmation hearing on the Diocese of Gallup’s reorganization plan, signaling the possible end of a case that has spanned more than two years.

The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) that attorneys for the diocese filed amended copies of the reorganization plan and a disclosure statement Tuesday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David T. Thuma scheduled the confirmation hearing for June 21.

Clergy sex abuse claimants will have to accept or reject the plan by June 10.

The abuse claimants have also been promised that they will be able to electronically access a read-only personnel file of their abuser. An attorney representing the claimants expressed concern that the provision will go away because the security details haven’t yet been worked out.

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Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com

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