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Attorney Adam Slater, left, checks his phone during a working lunch with lawyers in his firm.
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AP News
December 02, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Associated Press reports key takeaways from the new laws in 15 states could clear the way for a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church. Read more here.
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Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. The Catholic Church is likely to be the main target.
David Madden
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. Read more here.
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St Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese on August 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Diocese was rocked by revelations of abuse by priests the day before on August 14, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 11:21 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation this morning that abolishes the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse in the state. Read more here.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Mark Abrams
November 24, 2019 - 1:40 pm
A historic package of reform measures to Pennsylvania's statute of limitations on child sex abuse is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk, and the governor says he'll sign them into law.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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AP News
November 21, 2019 - 3:24 pm
A bill to provide more time to file charges or lawsuits over sexual abuse is on its way to Pennsylvania's governor, along with legislation to invalidate confidentiality agreements that aim to keep child sexual abuse victims from talking to investigators. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania State Capitol
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Tony Romeo
November 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm
Victims of child sex abuse who want a new chance to seek justice are marking a partial victory. A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution is now teed up for a vote in the state Senate. Read more here.
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
State senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that happened too long ago to file a lawsuit. Read more here.
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Four men have filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton and its current and former bishop over claims a priest sexually abused them when they were children. The plaintiffs are believed to be the first to take advantage of a recent Pennsylvania appeals court...
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Justin Hoffmann
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David Madden
May 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s first civil lawsuit against the Catholic church after Gov. Phil Murphy extended the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims has been filed in Camden County Superior Court. It seeks damages from the church in the wake...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
May 13, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law an extension of the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in the state. It increases to seven years — or until age 55, whichever is later — the period of time during which sexual assault survivors can pursue...
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