• Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

    Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

    • Dec 24, 2019

    Churches, youth groups and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse a one-year window to sue over allegations ordinarily barred by statutes of limitation.

  • 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.