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Picher v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland et al.
Citation:974 A.2d 286 (Me. 2009)
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William Picher (plaintiff) sued Raymond Melville, a Catholic priest, for sexually assaulting him as a minor. The plaintiff also sued the Bishop of Portland (defendant), alleging that it was on notice of Melville’s previous abuse of a child and concealed his propensities from the parishioners and public. The defendant moved for summary judgment, asserting the defense of charitable immunity as to the negligent supervision, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent concealment claims against it.
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