Archdiocese of Chicago Settles Four Sex Abuse Cases for $8.1 Million

Four plaintiffs who claim that they were sexually abused by Father Daniel McCormack, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, have settled their claims against the church for $8.1 million.  In 2007, McCormack pled guilty to sexually abusing several children.  The plaintiffs claimed that they were sexually abused between the ages of 11 and 13 when they attended St. Agatha Church on the west side of Chicago.  McCormack served as a pastor there.  The plaintiffs filed lawsuits in late, 2010.  The criminal case in which McCormack pled guilty did not involve these plaintiffs.