New Orleans, La., Feb 20, 2020 / 16:00 pm
A retired New Orleans judge heard arguments on Thursday on whether private correspondence between an NFL franchise and the Archdiocese of New Orleans should be made public.
Judge Carolyn Jefferson, a retired judge of the Civil District Court for Orleans, presided over Thursday's hearing over whether email correspondence between the NFL's New Orleans Saints franchise and the Archdiocese of New Orleans should be available to the public, the AP reported.
The correspondence relates to a lawsuit against the archdiocese which claims it failed to protect a minor from an alleged sexual abuser in the 1970s and 80s.
In that case, lawyers for the plaintiffs have also alleged that the Saints improperly aided the archdiocese in public relations efforts to conceal information on clergy sex abuse when the archdiocese released its 2018 report on credibly accused clergy.