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Attorneys Present $660 Million Clergy Abuse Payout

In L.A. Superior Court on Monday morning, attorneys for clergy sex-abuse victims and for the archdiocese presented a $660 million settlement. Attorneys and advocates for the victims are skeptical of the timing of the settlement as they believe it was timed to prevent the trial that was set to go ahead that day.

Rob Schmitz of KQED reports.

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Rob Schmitz is NPR's international correspondent based in Berlin, where he covers the human stories of a vast region reckoning with its past while it tries to guide the world toward a brighter future. From his base in the heart of Europe, Schmitz has covered Germany's levelheaded management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of right-wing nationalist politics in Poland and creeping Chinese government influence inside the Czech Republic.