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.