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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Supreme Court docket of Canada has refused the Roman Catholic archdiocese in St. John’s, N.L., depart to enchantment a ruling that discovered it chargeable for sexual abuse on the former Mount Cashel orphanage.
The Supreme Court docket’s resolution this morning ends a authorized battle that first shook Newfoundland and Labrador a long time in the past.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Court docket of Enchantment had dominated in July that the town’s Roman Catholic Episcopal Company was chargeable for the sexual abuse of boys on the former orphanage within the Nineteen Fifties.
In September, the archdiocese of St. John’s utilized to the excessive court docket for depart to enchantment that call.
This morning, the Supreme Court docket denied that request, and as is its customized didn’t present causes.
Geoff Budden, the lawyer representing the victims, says the archdiocese will now need to pay out a complete of about $2 million to the 4 lead plaintiffs within the case.