Lawsuit Filed Against Reverend Charles Stubbs and the Diocese of Bridgeport
December 10, 2010
Tremont Sheldon P.C. has filed a lawsuit against Reverend Charles Stubbs and the Diocese of Bridgeport.The lawsuit was based upon a claim of sexual abuse perpetrated by Stubbs against a minor plaintiff in the 1970s while Stubbs was assigned to St. Mary’s Parish in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
The Bridgeport-based law firm of Tremont Sheldon P.C. has experience handling cases of clergy sexual abuse, as well as teacher sexual abuse, doctor sexual abuse, and other types of sexual molestation of children by adults. To date, Tremont Sheldon P.C. has represented well over 100 victims of childhood sexual abuse against area dioceses.
In March of 2001, Tremont Sheldon P.C. reached a confidential global settlement with the Diocese of Bridgeport and its predecessor bishop, Cardinal Edward Egan. In October of 2003, Tremont Sheldon P.C. reached a $21 million global settlement with the Diocese of Bridgeport on behalf of another group of victims. In October of 2005, Tremont Sheldon P.C. reached its first global settlement with the Archdiocese of Hartford. This is a $22 million settlement where Tremont Sheldon P.C. represented 15 of the 43 victims. To date, Tremont Sheldon P.C. has collected approximately $50 million on behalf of victims of child molestation.
Tremont Sheldon P.C. is currently representing numerous victims of clergy sexual abuse involving Dioceses of Connecticut.