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  • A look at 15 states making it easier to sue over sex abuse

    A look at 15 states making it easier to sue over sex abuse

    • Dec 2, 2019

    Fifteen states have revised their laws in the past two years extending or suspending the statute of limitations to allow child sex abuse claims stretching back decades, unleashing potentially thousands of new lawsuits against the U.S. Roman Catholic Church.

  • New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    • Dec 2, 2019

    Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades. Associated Press reporting found the deluge of suits could surpass anything the nation’s clergy sexual abuse crisis has seen before, with potentially more than 5,000 new cases and payouts topping $4 billion.

  • Pennsylvania’s sexual abuse laws leave survivors conflicted

    Pennsylvania’s sexual abuse laws leave survivors conflicted

    • Dec 1, 2019

    When Pennsylvania overhauled its child sexual abuse laws this week after a years-long battle, absent from the bill-signing ceremony were some of the people who had worked hardest for the changes.

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