statute of limitations

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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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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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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L-R Deborah and Michael McIlmail, CHILD USA CEO Marci Hamilton, former gymnast and abuse survivor Sarah Klein
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Steve Tawa
February 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The parents of a man who won what may be the largest payout to date from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in a clergy abuse case are donating a chunk of it to CHILD USA to track the Statute of Limitations reform movement. University of Pennsylvania Law School professor...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
September 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There will be no swift action in the Senate on child sex abuse legislation passed by the House Tuesday. Victims have long sought legislation that would, essentially, expand the statute of limitations retroactively so that lawsuits can be filed. In the past, the...
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