The Oregon sexual abuse case against the Church is no longer headed for trial in August, as earlier media reports suggested. Rather, the case has now been set for a non-binding mediation, typical prior to any trial. OregonLive.com is reporting the parties will submit the case to a two day non-binding mediation. If there is no resolution, then a trial date has been set for October 18, 2007.
The Church has apparently filed motions challenging the constitutionality of the plaintiff’s demand that the Church disclose its finances. I am trying to obtain the moving papers and opposing papers, and will post more, if successful.