Mitchell Garabedian

Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
November 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two attorneys representing victims of priest abuse say they're not surprised about the findings of an AP investigation that found independent panels with lay people in each diocese charged with reviewing allegations fairly and kindly are not doing so. "You have to remember review...
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Brendan Keany
September 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ROCHESTER (WBEN) - In a significant development in the ongoing crisis facing the Catholic Church, the Rochester Diocese declared for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, becoming the first diocese in New York State to do so. "This is a very difficult and painful decision, but after assessing all reasonable...
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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As a petition drive continues to remove Bishop Richard Malone from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, An attorney who dealt with priest sex abuse in Boston says it could be an element in taking away Malone's credibility. Mitchell Garabedian says this could help diminsh Malone's good...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
August 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday afternoon, prominent Boston sex abuse victims attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood in front of the Buffalo Diocese with Wayne Bortle, yet another alleged victim who's filing a claim against the institution. Bortle claims that he was abused by Fr. Robert Conlin, and he...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This week, the Child Victims Act gives victims one year to file a claim of sexual abuse no matter when it happened or how old they are. With numerous claims to be filed against the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, could it mean bankruptcy? Attorney Mitchell Garabedian says that is...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:58 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As first reported by Channel 7, a lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. BREAKING -- $300 million lawsuit filed against @BuffaloDiocese for alleged sex abuse @ Cardinal O'Hara High School https://t.co/2SYLUZ0p2O — Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) February...
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Tom Puckett
February 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the Child Victims Act is expected to be signed into law Thursday, attorneys are recommending victims who haven't filed a claim to do so as soon as possible. "Once the Child Victims Act is signed, there is a limited one year window beyond age 54 to be filed, and there's a six...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 28, 2019 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - State legislators will vote on the Child Victim's Act today, in what could be a hallmark piece of legislation for victims of sex abuse. A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. https://t.co/YVMCfusT49 — WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@...
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December 19, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The attorney representing more than a dozen alleged victims of clergy abuse has released details of settlements offered by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo ranging from $10,000 to $340,000. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian says, "I have now received a total of 13 settlement offers...
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December 03, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — An attorney for alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has offered settlements ranging from $10,000 to $340,000. Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian says in a statement Monday that some of the eight victims offered settlements from...
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