Mediation protocol still pending in CSC cases against Archdiocese

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It appears that the mediation protocol to be utilized in the sexual abuse cases against the Archdiocese of Guam is still going back and forth between the parties.

Guam – It was in September that a meeting was held in Hawaii to discuss options for mediation protocols, since then proposed protocols have bounced back and forth between the defense and the plaintiffs.

Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo is providing both parties 45 days to finalize the format for the protocol, if an agreement is not reached Bordallo stated, “then if we don’t get some kind of agreement within the next 30 days or so then we will assume there will be no mediation.”

If no mediation occurs Judge Bordallo says, the next step would be to set a scheduling order and also make a determination on whether some of the cases will be consolidated.

Meanwhile, a disposition hearing has been set at the end of the month for one of the main perpetrators in the case Father Louis Broulliard.

A scheduling Conference has been set for November 28, 2017 at 930 am.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.