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Re: Tessier v. Order of St-Sulpice
Posted by: Jan Date: November 15, 2000 at 06:12:57
In Reply to: Re: Tessier v. Order of St-Sulpice by Richard Laplante of 1317

The problem, as I noted in the second message, is that the lawyers handling the case 70 years ago are long since dead. Their firms have been dissolved with no clues about who picked this up in the late 70s and started pursuing it again.

And the appeals that were reported as recently as 1995 were not in courts, they were made to the Crown of Great Britain directly and to the Vatican. While the news reports tell us that they occurred, there is no mention of an individual or a firm that handled them...only "the heirs of Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne".

We won't be able to find the detailed info we're looking for in the finalized filings.

We're hoping that we can find the attorney work product and all of his supporting data (hopefully indexed!). Our goal is to assert that since our grandparents or great-grandparents filed these claims--are now deceased--and we are THEIR legal heirs--that we are entitled to review of their claims and all documentation associated with it.

That's why we went back to the Order. If in fact it is still a somewhat open case, they must know who's pursuing it because they're the ones responding to it.

You can obtain a copy of the original filing and subsequent rulings from the Archives, but it is not indexed and you have to know exactly what you're looking for when you go in there. Beware...it's VOLUMINOUS!


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