-3-The Court does have jurisdiction over the appeal of one claimant, whose claim wasdismissed pursuant to a settlement agreement. The bankruptcy court’s decision to dismissthis claim is affirmed.Finally, the claimants move to withdraw an additional appeal relating to the sealingor unsealing of certain documents. The Archdiocese does not oppose this motion, which isgranted.
I.Case Nos. 12-C-288 and 289
The first two appeals relate to the fraud claims of John Does A-12 and A-13. A-12alleges that he was sexually abused by Father Franklyn Becker, the Associate Pastor at HolyFamily Parish in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, from 1972 through 1974 when he wasapproximately thirteen to sixteen years old. A-13 alleges that he was sexually abused byRobert Schaefer, the Choir Director at St. Catherine Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from1976 through 1982 when he was approximately ten to sixteen years old. The Archdiocesemoved for summary judgment on these claims, arguing that they were barred by Wisconsin’ssix-year statute of limitations for fraud claims. Wis. Stat. § 893.93(1)(b). The bankruptcycourt denied this motion, holding that the issue of when the claimants discovered or shouldhave discovered their fraud claims is an issue of fact for trial.
In re Archdiocese of Milwaukee
, 470 B.R. 495, 504 (Bankr. E.D. Wis. 2012).This is an interlocutory appeal. 28 U.S.C. § 158(a)(3) (“The district courts of theUnited States shall have jurisdiction to hear appeals . . . with leave of the court, from other interlocutory orders and decrees”). In this context, district courts generally apply the
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