Pueblo, Colo. (AP) A lawyer representing 24 former students at a catholic school says he's hopeful they can settle their sex-abuse lawsuit now that a related case has been settled.
The 24 men sued the diocese of Pueblo and the Marianists religious order, alleging they were sexually abused by a former Marianist brother and teacher at Roncalli High School in Pueblo.
Roncalli was an all-boys high school owned by the diocese and staffed by the Marianists. It closed in 1971.
Attorney Adam Horowitz said Tuesday the diocese, the Marianists and two insurance companies have settled their legal battle over who had to cover any claims.
Details of that settlement haven't been released but Horowitz says it “opens the door” to settle his clients' case.