States are Lifting Statutes of Limitation on Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

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Recently, the state of New York created a one-year window in which the statute of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits is lifted. New Jersey recently created a two-year window. Other states will likely follow. These windows are leading to a slew of lawsuits that otherwise would not be filed (or that would be summarily dismissed if filed). So far, we’re seeing religious organizations, schools, sports teams, and social organizations being named in lawsuits. Businesses could also be named in lawsuits involving their employees, though that has not been the focus so far. To learn more, check out this excellent New York Times article.

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