Federal Judge Richard E. Dorr officially dismissed Glenna McKitterick's lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, according to an order filed today in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Ms. McKitterick has filed notice May 2 that she was dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again.
As The Turner Report revealed April 4,the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau paid $50,000 to Ms. McKitterick.
Documents filed April 4 in federal court indicate the payment was made to Ms. McKitterick following a Jan. 9 session in which Joplin attorney Ron Mitchell served as mediator.
In Ms. McKitterick's lawsuit, filed in June 2005, she alleged she was fired by the church after she rejected the sexual advances of Father Phillip Bucher. Those named in the lawsuit were Bucher, Bishop John J. Liebrecht, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church.