Additional Documentation From The Koumentakos Case

Date Published: 10/07/2009

Pokrov is publishing another document from the lawsuit filed by Kristine Patico Koumentakos in order to provide more insight into that case. “Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum And Argument In Support Of Opposition to Motions To Dismiss On Behalf Of All Defendants On First Amendment Grounds” is linked above.

While the church entities, including the Orthodox Church in America, the Diocese of Washington and New York, and St. Matthew Church, won their motions to dismiss, the plaintiffs retain the right to appeal the trial court’s ruling. The Supplemental Memorandum sets forth the basis for that appeal. The document has been redacted to exclude the confidential information that Koumentakos has alleged was obtained by Archpriest Raymond Velencia in confession and/or private counseling.