Published January 21, 2016
CONYERS—The Monastery of the Holy Spirit was one of the four beneficiaries in Rockdale County from a court settlement thanks to the efforts of a lawyer who thinks highly of the religious community.
In 2004, a fire at the Bio-Lab chemical plant in Conyers forced the evacuation of homes within two miles of the plant. It took years in many different courtrooms, but lawyers recently concluded the case with a settlement in the class action lawsuit.
Roger Orlando and his family attend St. Stephen the Martyr Church, in Lilburn. He was one of the lawyers on the case.
Four charitable awards were part of the settlement. Some $10,000 from the court settlement was put aside in trust for the monastery, in addition to the Rockdale County Firefighters Charity Fund, and the Rockdale County branches of the Hometown Animal Rescue and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.