Friday, February 15, 2013
As I have previously discussed, Gabrielle Mee bequeathed $60 million to the Legion of Christ, and her niece, Mary Lou Dauray, challenged the validity of the will that made such a large gift. Amidst the current lawsuit challenging Mee's will, the highest court in Rhode Island has ruled that "documents related to a disgraced Roman Catholic organization called the Legion of Christ [are going to] be unsealed and [made] available to the public." More specifically, the court issued an order that declined to delay the release of the documents related to the case. The Legion did not want to documents released because they felt that information contained within them could possibly taint the opinion of a future jury. The unsealed documents could be released as early as today, February 15, 2013.
Previously, a court ruled against the niece because she lacked standing to bring the suit. Dauray's attorney plans to the appeal the ruling by the court.
See David Klepper, RI Ruling Means Release of Legion of Christ Docs, GoUpstate.com, Feb. 14, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.