Meanwhile, the archdiocese and its creditors are separately disputing a fee increase requested by the two national law firms that represent the committee of child sex abuse survivors So far, attorneys on both sides of the case have been paid nearly $21 million, court records show. Nearly half of that has gone to the church’s firm, Jones Walker, which has been paid some $10 million dollars.

Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy nears key mediation as lawyers push for higher fees

A federal judge this week said she wants to see the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy proceedings wrapped up later this year, signaling that clergy sexual abuse victims, church creditors and the New Orleans faithful may soon learn the final financial cost of the abuse crisis to the local Roman Catholic church.