A California appeal court today authorized the public release of confidential files on Franciscan friars accused of sexual abuse.

The friars had fought the release, which was included in a $28.5 million settlement reached in 2006 after plaintiffs in 25 separate lawsuits sued the Franciscan Friars of California, alleging they had been sexually abused by clergy members.

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