Archdiocese of Chicago Settles Priest Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $3.2 Million

The Archdicose of Chicago agreed to settle a priest sexual abuse claim with another victim of convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack for $3.2 million, resolving the last case which put the defrocked priest behind bars.  in 2007, the former priest pled guilty to sexual abuse, and was sentenced to five years in prison.  He was removed from ministry that year.  The settlement was just made public, though the case resolved last August.  Some victims of McCormack's abuse played on the basketball team, while others were friends of the boys who attended the school where McCormack coached.  Since the criminal proceedings were initiated, other alleged victims of McCormack's abuse have come forward.  The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander has been involved with claims of sexual abuse involving Father Joseph Fitzharris, Father Peter Bowman, Father Thomas Job, Father George Clements, and Father Paul Smith.