Suit Against Priest Over Injuries in Car Accident Settles for 8.75M USD
Mancini v. Obico:
On 26 March, an Ocean County judge approved 8 million USD (236 million Roubles. 6.1 million Euros. 4.95 million UK Pounds) in settlements on behalf of a minor and a mentally incapacitated man who were part of a group of pedestrians struck by a car, bringing total recoveries to 8.75 million USD (260 million Roubles. 6.7 million Euros. 5.4 million UK Pounds). Plaintiffs’ lawyer Michael Breslin, of Hackensack’s Breslin & Breslin, said that Carmelena Mancini, then 7-years-old, was left brain-damaged and blind by the accident on 14 May 2005, and her uncle, James Craven, broke his legs and injured a nerve in his left foot. The child, who is in need of 24-hour care, will recover 7.8 million USD (230 million Roubles. 5.9 million Euros. 4.8 million UK Pounds). Her mother and guardian ad litem, Joanne Mancini, received 200,000 USD (5.9 million Roubles. 152,000 Euros. 124,000 UK Pounds) for loss of her daughter’s services. Craven got 600,000 USD (17.7 million Roubles. 450,000 Euros. 370,000 UK Pounds). According to his lawyer, Point Pleasant NJ attorney Cornelius Daniel III, Carmelena’s father, Vincent Mancini, accepted 150,000 USD (4.4 million Roubles. 114,000 Euros. 93,000 UK Pounds) for a broken left tibia, a torn knee ligament, and a lingering limp.
The accident occurred on Fischer Boulevard at Hazelwood Road in Toms River Township NJ at about 9 pm. The car’s driver was Chrispin Obico, a priest at St Justin’s Roman Catholic Church in Toms River Township. The plaintiffs alleged Obico didn’t have his headlights on, which he denied, and that he was supposed to wear corrective lenses while driving, which he admitted he didn’t. The suit named Obico, St Justin’s, and the Diocese of Trenton, and the defendants cross-claimed against Vincent Mancini, claiming that as the only capable adult present, he was at fault for crossing the busy four-lane road in the dark where there was no cross-walk or lighting. His carrier is paying 150,000 USD of Craven’s settlement to resolve the counterclaim. Obico’s lawyer, Robert Billmeier, of Backes & Hill in Trenton NJ, didn’t return a call. Dorine Sirota, of Stephen Gertler’s firm in Wall NJ, who defended the counterclaim, confirmed the settlement.
This is proof that Fathausen did NO vetting of this candidate prior to receiving him. I wonder who spoke up for him? Bobby? Iggy (he has links to Garfield NJ)? Was it Michael Dahulich (who has links to the RCs via a PhD earned at a papist institution)? Fr Sergius Bowyer, the abbot at St T’s? C’mon… step forward! Now, I’ll bet ya that whoever spoke up in favour of receiving this questionable POS is backtracking… and quite smartly, too.
I’d say to His Nibs, “Sir, this guy continues to hack at Christ’s Church by his (at best) questionable actions. The OCA autocephalist crowd looks the other way to defend their sorry ‘independence’… it’s time to rip up the Tomos and reintegrate the Metropolia into the MP. In addition, Fr Sergius Bowyer, the superior of St Tikhon’s, was probably well-aware of this court action, yet allowed this abomination to proceed. As the MP gave the OCA ‘autocephaly’, any of its crank actions rebounds on the Mother Church, and weakens it against the crook claims of the EP. Act now, sir”.
This is too much of a muchness…