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$300 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Buffalo Diocese

A renowned Boston attorney is suing the Buffalo Diocese for $300 million on behalf of a Niagara County woman who said she was abused by a Franciscan priest in the 1970s and 1980s.

Mitchell Garabedian, made famous by the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight”, has filed a lawsuit in state court against the Buffalo Diocese, the Conventual Franciscan religious order and Cardinal O’Hara High School.

The suit alleges his client, Gail Holler-Kennedy, was sexually abused by Fr. Mark S. Andrzejczuk from 1978 to 1982 at O’Hara, where Fr. Andrzejczuk was a teacher.

The priest, who died in 2011, would write passes excusing Holler-Kennedy from another teacher’s class and he would then sexually abuse her, the lawsuit states.

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