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A lawsuit window for Pa. survivors of childhood sexual abuse could open as early as next May
If Pennsylvania senators don’t extend legal time limits for child sexual abuse cases, Gov. Tom Wolf said he’ll call a special session
House lawmakers green-lit a bill that would give survivors another two years to sue their alleged abusers, but it’s been languishing in the Senate.
Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse
Renee Rice sued in 2016, but the court majority said that was too late under the Pennsylvania statute of limitations.
Probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote
The Office of Inspector General’s report, released Wednesday, said agents interviewed 22 current and former state employees and reviewed the email accounts of nine state officials for any evidence of outside influence or intentional acts. Rather, it said, Wolf’s Department of State had no internal processes for constitutional amendments.
Judge upholds Penn St. ex-president Spanier’s jail sentence
Spanier was charged in 2012 and convicted by a jury in March 2017, but appeals had allowed him to stay out of jail.
Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy case could collide with bill giving child sex abuse victims a chance to sue
As part of its bankruptcy settlement agreement, the Diocese of Harrisburg could stipulate that individuals who had potential claims against the diocese but did not join the bankruptcy case could be barred from suing the diocese, its insurers and parishes.
Pa. lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue
The vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee signals that the legislation may have enough Republican support to pass the full state Senate.