ROCHESTER — Sexual abuse survivors in the Diocese of Rochester’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case have reached a settlement with two insurance companies totaling $50.75 million, an attorney for the survivors announced Friday.
The settlement is with the Interstate and First State insurance companies, according to attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm has been involved in lawsuits against the diocese.
The settlement still needs court approval and be voted on by the survivors.
The Diocese had filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019 after 475 survivors brought lawsuits against the Diocese under the New York Children Victims Act. Rochester was the first to declare bankruptcy as a result of potential claims against it from victims.
The Diocese includes Livingston County, where some victims have filed claims.
Previously, survivors had reached a $75.6 million settlement from the Diocese and another insurer, LMI.
The three settlements total $126.35 million, including a $55 million payment from the Diocese of Rochester and its parishes, a $20.6 million settlement with insurers LMI and LMI Underwriters, a $50 million settlement with Interstate, and a $750,000 settlement with First State.
Anderson said the settlement also includes the ability to litigate against the remaining insurance company which has not settled,