Plaintiffs in Church Bankruptcy Case Entitled to Additional Counsel | Guam News
Federal court cleared hiring of additional law firm to represent Guam child sexual abuse survivors and other claimants in ongoing Archdiocese of Agana bankruptcy case .
U.S. District Court Chief Justice Frances Tydingco-Gatewood Granted Hiller Law LLC Employment As Special Counsel To The Official Unsecured Creditors Committee In Church Bankruptcy Case .
However, employment is limited to the purpose of representing the committee in the Delaware bankruptcy case of the Boy Scouts of America.
The judge awarded the committee’s proposed compensation for lawyer Adam Hiller at $ 395 per hour and, at his discretion, at a reduced rate of $ 200 per hour for services he considers to be paralegal in nature. . There is also the reimbursement of actual and necessary expenses and costs incurred by the law firm.
Payment to Hiller and his law firm is said to come from the estate of the Archdiocese of Agana, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2019 due to clergy sexual abuse complaints totaling more than a billion dollars.
Hiller will appear in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case in Delaware court on behalf of the Guam plaintiffs.
Over 70 survivors of child scout sexual abuse in Guam are represented by lawyer Delia Lujan Wolff of Lujan & Wolff.