During a brief hearing on Wednesday morning, Judge Krueger announced that the plaintiffs had decided not to pursue their punitive damages and that she was dismissing the case.
Following the dismissal of claims for punitive damages, Deacon Timothy G. Reilly, General Director of the Diocesan Curia, issued the following statement:
“We reiterate our apology to the Merryfield family. We regret what occurred to Todd and Troy by then-Father John Feeney, as well as the pain and suffering it has caused them and their families. We will continue to adhere to strict Diocesan policies for keeping children safe and will continue to be rigorous in their communication and enforcement.”