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July 27, 2021 | Greece | Tougher sentences for sexual offenses | Stavros Papantoniou

July 15, 2021 | Croatia | Law On Civilian Homeland War Victims Passed | HINA

July 13, 2021 | Malta | Just compensation for abuse – Mark Said | Mark Said

July 9, 2021 | Fiji | HRADC calls for review of statute of limitations | Ritika Pratap

July 6, 2021 | Australia | Australia: Is there a Statute of Limitations for criminal offences in New South Wales? | Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey

July 5, 2021 | Malta | ‘Scrap prescription in child abuse cases’: foundation in memory of murdered girl | Staff reporter

July 5, 2021 | Malta | [WATCH] ‘Compromise’ prescription on sex crimes suitable, minister says | Laura Calleja

July 1, 2021 | International | Sexual abuse: longer statute of limitations sought | Julien Carette & Delano staff

June 30, 2021 | Luxembourg | MP Nancy Arendt demands in-depth analysis on sexual abuse of minors and adults | Diana Hoffmann

June 28, 2021 | Malta | Statute of limitations for child sex crimes to be extended | Jessica Arena

June 3, 2021 | Romania | Romania Scraps Statute of Limitations for Human Trafficking | Marcel Gascón Barberá

May 20, 2021 | Spain | Spain extends statute of limitations for child abuse | AFP

April 15, 2021 | Spain | Spain passes child abuse law backed by UK pianist | Victoria Bisset

March 26, 2021 | Nepal | Break the cycle of impunity for rape: Repeal statute of limitations | The Himalayan

March 9, 2021 | Argentina | Ex-priest controversially cleared of ‘outrageous sexual abuse’ charges by court | Buenos Aires Times

March 9, 2021 | Austrailia | Evidence shows mental illness isn’t a reason to doubt women survivors | The Conversation

February 25, 2021 | Greece | Greece to Toughen Laws on Sex Crimes After Wave of Abuse Allegations | Reuters

February 14, 2021 | France | Victorious Angels ‘raped’ by model agency boss Gérald Marie take on archaic French legal system | Emily Kent Smith

February 12, 2021 | France | France shows willingness to finally set age of consent, at 15 | RFI

US NATIONAL NEWS

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October 4, 2021 – Statutes of Limitations in Personal Injury Civil Lawsuits – What Are They? | Innews.com

August 22, 2021 – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Gwen Moore Announce Legislation to Encourage States to End Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse | Goldrushcam.com

August 19, 2021 – Gillibrand introduces bill that would end statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases | FL1 News

August 18, 2021 – Gillibrand: Encourage states to end statutes of limitations for childhood sex abuse | Nick Reisman

August 14, 2021 – Overdue Justice for Sexual Abuse Survivors: States Repeal Statutes of Limitations Throughout the Country | David Clohessy

July 23, 2021 – System failure: How federal laws shield sexual predators like Dr. Larry Nassar | Marci Hamilton

May 31, 2021 – Blas pens 5 bills to toughen laws on sexual crimes against minors | Phill Leon Guerrero

May 3, 2021 – How to help victims of sexual abuse get justice: Eliminate statute of limitations | Marci Hamilton

March 8, 2021 – False memory is a weapon often used to discredit sexual assault survivors | Amber Schultz

March 5, 2021 – Panelists call for reckoning on abuse of Native American children at Catholic boarding schools | Lucy Grindon

February 25, 2021 – Boy Scouts Cease-Fire With Abuse Victims Committee at Risk | Peg Brickley

January 30, 2021 – A Vanishing Priest, a Wall of Secrecy and a 25-Year-Old Abuse Case | Jenn Morson

November 1, 2020 – Trump Signs Reform Bill After Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal, Aims To Reshape US Olympic Committee | Megan Manning

May 6, 2020 – New bill would put $5 billion toward fighting online child abuse | By Adi Robertson

December 2, 2019 – 15 States Make it Easier to Sue Church for Sex Abuse | Associated Press

 

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ALABAMA

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ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA

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August 5, 2021 – Justice for Child-Abuse Victims | Timothy C. Hale, S.B.

July 2, 2021 – LA Judge Rules Childhood Sex Abuse Statute Allowing Triple Damages for Cover Up Unconstitutional | Joseph H. Saunders

June 17, 2021 – Decades of allegations of sexual abuse, misconduct rock exclusive Ojai boarding school | Brittny Mejia, Matt Hamilton, Melissa Gomez, Harriet Ryan

February 18, 2021 – 600 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected to Hit Northern CA Dioceses in New Window for Accusers | Candice Nguyen & Michael Bott

February 5, 2021 – California Catholic Churches Argue that Childhood Sex Abuse Window is Unconstitutional | Joseph H. Saunders

February 1, 2021 – California bishops challenge state’s extension of statute of limitations for abuse | Catholic News Agency

January 30, 2021 – California Catholic bishops fighting 2019 clergy sex abuse law | Robert Jablon

January 30, 2021 – Catholic Church Files Motions to Make ‘Child Sexual Assault’ Law Unconstitutional | Evan Symon

January 28, 2021 – California bishops fighting 2019 clergy sex abuse law | Robert Jablon

December 11, 2020 – New law lets Redding man file sexual abuse lawsuit 20 years later | Damon Arthur

January 27, 2020 – New California Law Provides Justice for Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse by Priests | Joseph Saunders

January 9, 2020 – New laws in California for 2020 | Brandon McCapes

October 15, 2019 – Corey Feldmen Celebrates New CA Law that will Extend Time to Report for Child Sex Abuse Victims

October 14, 2019 – California Sex Abuse Law Likely to Spur Thousands of Claims

October 13, 2019 – California grants more time for filing child sexual abuse allegations under new law | Patrick McGreevy

October 13, 2019 – Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits | Adam Beam

September 17, 2019 – Leaders hope compensation plan brings some healing, hope to survivors | Pablo Kay

September 13, 2019 – Here are the 2019 Bils California has Passed so Far – Now it’s up to Newsom

September 6, 2019 – Sacramento Report: Two Education Bills With Big Price Tags Move Forward | Sara Libby

September 4, 2019 – NY Bishops Support Law Requiring Public School Abuse-Prevention Classes | Mike Matvey

COLORADO

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July 10, 2021 – ‘Gives me an opportunity to hold them accountable’: Survivor of child sexual abuse on Senate Bill 88 | CB Cotton

July 9, 2021 – Survivors Of Child Sexual Assault Gather At State Capitol To Applaud 2 New Landmark Laws On Sexual Abuse | Jennifer McRae

July 9, 2021 – Child sex assault victims can sue under new law | Charles Ashby

June 23, 2021 – 15 years after failed effort, former legislators relieved at passage of sex abuse bill | Michael Karlik

June 15, 2021 – Sex-abuse suit bill marks a ‘significant shift’ | Katharhynn Heidelberg

June 9, 2021 – SB21-88-bill that contains Tay Anderson testimony-passed | Herald Staff

June 8, 2021 – Colorado lawmakers approve effort to give past child sex assault victims a chance to sue their abusers, institutions | Jesse Paul

June 8, 2021 – First-Of-Its-Kind Law Allows Child Sex Assault Survivors To Sue Institutions That Covered Up Abuse | CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd

June 7, 2021 – Colorado bill allows retroactivity to 1960 in abuse lawsuits | Associated Press

June 6, 2021 – Bill would allow retroactive civil lawsuits in coverups of child rape cases | Charles Ashby

June 3, 2021 – Survivors of decades-old sexual abuse could sue perpetrators under bill nearing final test | Faith Miller

May 31, 2021 – Sexual assault bill set for another hearing this week | Gabrielle Franklin

May 12, 2021 – Senate gives preliminary approval to bill for past sex abuse survivors | Michael Karlik

April 15, 2021 – Colorado will lift time limits in 2022 for victims to sue child sex abusers | Saja Hindi

April 12, 2021 – Colorado Legislature Abolishes Statute of Limitations in Civil Sex Abuse Cases | Joseph H. Saunders

April 1, 2021 – Colorado closer to lifting limits on victims suing child sex abusers | Jesse Paul

March 31, 2021 – Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue abusers | Jesse Paul

March 30, 2021 – After decades of debate, Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers | Jesse Paul

March 29, 2021 – House overwhelmingly approves first of two victims’ rights bills | Michael Karlik

March 6, 2021 – The Catholic Church Opposes a CO Bill to Let Child Sex Abuse Victims Get Justice | Hemant Mehta

March 2, 2021 – Senate approves bill giving future sex abuse survivors unlimited time to sue | Michael Karlick

February 25, 2021 – Coram- and Soper-backed bill to lift statute of limitations on civil sex abuse claims advances | Katharhynn Heidelberg

February 24, 2021 – State Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Statute Of Limitations For Civil Sexual Assaults | CBS Denver

February 24, 2021 – With committee passage, child sex abuse bill renews journey through legislature | Michael Karlick

February 12, 2021 – New Bill Goes After Institutions That Cover Up Child Sexual Abuse, Giving Survivors Chance For Justice | Shaun Boyd

2020 – A Bill for an Act: Concerning changing the statute of limitations applicable to civil actions alleging sexual misconduct for which the statute of limitations has not yet run as of January 1, 2021

March 4, 2020 – Colorado tries to end time limits for sex abuse lawsuits

February 27, 2020 – ‘One step at a time’: The path to a new sex abuse bill | By Michael Karlik

December 2, 2019 – 1 in 5 Colorado legislators supports extending civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse, 13 years after last major push | By Michael Karlik

October 31, 2019 – Former AG Coffman endorses statute of limitations change following clergy abuse report | By Michael Karlik

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

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FLORIDA

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May 5, 2021 – Florida lawmaker to push again for ‘lookback window’ allowing sex abuse survivors to sue | Kelly Wiley

April 29, 2021 – Man accuses Florida priest of sexually abusing him as a child. Why the state can’t prosecute | Kylie McGivern

February 14, 2021 – Tampa man arrested for sexual battery after 11-year-old found at his home, deputies say | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff, Jeff Patterson

February 2, 2021 – Lauren Book, Michael Gottlieb seek to remove civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits | Ryan Nicol

November 17, 2020 – McGrady gets four years, four months in prison for child sexual abuse | Giuseppe Ricapito

November 14, 2020 – Catholic report shows there should be no time limit for justice | Editorial | Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board

November 9, 2020 – Due to statute of limitations, Florida AG’s Catholic Church inquiry ends in no new arrests | Danielle Waugh

March 10, 2020 – Florida House backs eliminating time limit in sex abuse cases

February 7, 2020 – Donna’s Law would remove statute of limitqation on sexual battery of minors | Jake Stofan

January 15, 2020 – Bill would give Sexual Assault Survivors One Year ‘Look Back Window’ to File Cases | Stephanie Colombini

December 10, 2019 – Bill would remove statute of limitations for civil suits stemming from sex offenses against minors | Ryan Nicol

October 22, 2019 – Lawmakers hope to do away with statute of limitations for child rape | Jake Stofan

October 30, 2019 – Orlando woman’s ‘worst nightmare’ inspires fight to end Florida’s statute of limitation for child sex abuse | Grace Toohey

September 17, 2019 – Proposed Florida Bill Would Dramatically Increase Amount of Time for Sex Abuse Victims to File Claims | Carey Codd

 

GEORGIA

HAWAII

IDAHO

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ILLINOIS

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April 13, 2021 – Decatur Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for “Sextorting” Minors in Eight States | Department of Justice Central District of Illinois

INDIANA

IOWA

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July 29, 2021 – ‘It’s an embarrassment to our state’: Lawmakers, advocates describe shortcomings of Iowa’s legal system to protect survivors of child sex abuse | Eva Andersen

July 24, 2021 – ‘We’re talking about human lives and issues’: NY-21 candidate Farrell talks issues | Alex Gault

July 22, 2021 – Priests cannot be charged for old abuse despite new Iowa law | Donna Miller

July 20, 2021 – Opinion | Statute of limitations on sexual assault do not bring justice | Samuel O’Connor

July 7, 2021 – Survivors Network joins Petersen in call to extend statute of limitations | Iowa Senate Democrats

July 1, 2021 – Several new Iowa laws go into effect Thursday | kcci.com

June 29, 2021 – Janet Petersen: Give survivors of sexual abuse a chance to pursue justice, no matter their birthday | Janet Petersen

June 24, 2021 – Priests cannot be charged for old abuse despite new Iowa law | AP

May 19, 2021 – Hovland: No limitations on justice for abused children | Barbara Hovland

May 12, 2021 – Gov. Reynolds signs bill eliminating statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases | KWWL

May 8, 2021 – Measure lifting statute of limitation for child sex abuse headed to Governor’s desk | KCCI 

May 7, 2021 – Measure lifting statute of limitation for child sex abuse headed to Reynolds’ desk | KCCI 

May 4, 2021 – How A Single Victim Changed Iowa’s Sex Abuse Law | Jeff Angelo

April 29, 2021 – Senate votes to end statute of limitations on criminal child sex abuse charges | O. Kay Henderson

March 15, 2021 – Advocacy group pushes Iowa lawmakers to pass bill eliminating sex abuse statutes of limitations | KCCI

March 14, 2021 – Group calls on Iowa lawmakers to pass bill eliminating sex abuse statutes of limitations | Chris Gothner

February 18, 2020 – Iowa Lawmakers Could Eliminate Statute of Limitations on Sex Abuse | Jason Taylor

February 11, 2020 – End Iowa’s statute of limitations laws for sexual abuse | Lyz Lenz

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

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August 3, 2021 – Two suits filed under new law that expands time for sex abuse claims | Joseph H. Saunders

July 22, 2021 – New Louisiana Law Offers Sex Abuse Survivors Hope for Healing and Justice | katc.com

June 18, 2021 – June 18, 2021 – Louisiana’s new child sexual abuse law surprises advocates, legislators | David Hammer | kpel965.com

June 18, 2021 – Louisiana’s new child sexual abuse law surprises advocates, legislators | David Hammer

June 15, 2021 – Louisiana will give child victims more time to file lawsuits | The Associated Press

June 14, 2021 – ‘Bravo to Louisiana’: Governor removes deadlines for child sex abuse suits | Ramon Antonio Vargas

June 10, 2021 – Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including against the Catholic Church | Julie O’Donoghue

June 10, 2021 – Legislature ends statute of limitations for child sex abuse lawsuits | Ramon Antonio Vargas

June 10, 2021 – Steadily Advancing LA Bill Will Give Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse More Time To Seek Justice | Helen Lewis

May 26, 2021 – Six women reported a Louisiana college student for sexual misconduct. No one connected the dots. | Kenny Jacoby

May 25, 2021 – Senate committee votes to eliminate statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims | KATC

May 12, 2021 – La. House passes bill to increase statute of limitations for child abuse | Kathleen Peepo

May 11, 2021 – Bill to change statute of limitations for child sexual abuse from 10 to 35 years passed House Tuesday | Kathleen Peepo

May 11, 2021 – Louisiana House unanimously passes bill to increase statute of limitations for child abuse | Kathleen Peepo

May 5, 2021 – Extending time for sexual abuse lawsuits gets committee approval | Theresa Schmidt

April 24, 2021 – Extension of Sexual Abuse Bill Brings Hope | Michael David Raso

April 16, 2021 – New legislation aims to give victims of child sex abuse more time to come forward with a claim against their abuser | Kimberly Curth

January 26, 2021 – Filing Deadline Approaching in Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy | Joseph H. Saunders

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

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August 5, 2021 – How McCarrick Was Charged 50 Years After Alleged Crime | John Lavenburg

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

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MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

MONTANA

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NEBRASKA

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NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

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October 1, 2021 – Lawyer ads seeking Catholic Church abuse victims surge, report finds | Nate Raymond

August 18, 2021 – Gillibrand: Encourage states to end statutes of limitations for childhood sex abuse | Nick Reisman

August 17, 2021 – Nearly 11,000 Child Victims Act lawsuits filed in New York State | Jay Tokasz

August 17, 2021 – Buffalo man’s testimony 18 years ago paved way for nearly 11,000 Child Victims Act lawsuits | Jay Tokasz

August 17, 2021 – Data: Nearly 1,100 Long Island lawsuits filed under NY Child Victims Act | Robert Brodsky

August 16, 2021 – Child Victims Act window closes with 1,000 lawsuits filed in Western New York | Charlie Specht

August 16, 2021 – Several CVA suits filed as window closes | Eric Tichy

August 14, 2021 – NY Faces Reckoning As Historic Child Victims Act Window Closes | Kathleen Culliton

August 13, 2021 – Child abuse survivors wait for justice, healing as CVA deadline passes with nearly 10K lawsuits filed | Sean Lahman, Diana Dombrowski and Saba Ali

August 12, 2021 – Window to file lawsuits under New York’s Child Victims Act coming to an end this week | Ally Peters

August 12, 2021 – Eye on statute of limitations, alleged victim of US youth group leader speaks up | Jacob Magid

August 9, 2021 – Long Island Diocese Says Sexual Abuse Claims Exceed 150 | law360.com

August 8, 2021 – Sex abuse victims’ lawsuits continue to pour in as NY’s Child Victims Act nears its deadline to file | Michael Gartland and Denis Slattery

August 5, 2021 – New York Priest Abuse Claims Deadline Nears | Legal Examiner Staffer

August 5, 2021 – Statute of limitations ‘pause’ allows criminal case against McCarrick to proceed | John Lavenburg

August 2, 2021 – Child Victims Act Lawsuit Window Ends August 13 | Karen DeWitt

July 30, 2021 – Deadline nears for lawsuits under Child Victims Act | Jaclyn Cangro

July 23, 2021 – Weinstein denies 11 LA sex assault charges | AFP

July 1, 2021 – No final vote on NY bill that would allow adults to sue for long-ago sex abuse | Teri Weaver

June 23, 2021 – Herman Law Firm, P.A.: New York Child Victims Act Window Closing August 13 | Herman Law Firm, P.A.

June 08, 2021 – Child Victims Act advocate concerned over Adult Survivors Act as written | Stephanie Rivas

June 07, 2021 – Pass the Adult Survivors Act now | Linda B. Rosenthal

June 04, 2021 – New York Senate advances bill that would give adult sexual abuse survivors new window to sue | Graham Kates

June 03, 2021 – NY Senate Passes Adult Survivors Act Sponsored by Senator Hoylman | Brad Hoylman

June 2, 2021 – N.Y. Senate to pass Adult Survivors Act that could open civil suit look back window | Denis Slattery

May 28, 2021 – Following on the Child Victim’s Act, Proposed New York State Legislation Seeks to Revive the Statute of Limitations for Survivors of Alleged Adult Sexual Abuse | National Law Review 

May 27, 2021 – NY bill would give sexual abuse survivors new chance to sue | Marina Villeneuve

May 20, 2021 – Abuse Survivors Fight for Legal Lookback Window in Final Weeks of Session | Ryan Tarinelli

May 20, 2021 – Another Voice: Time is running out for adult victims of child sexual abuse to take action | Rick Bates

May 20, 2021 – State lawmakers push to expand civil recourse for sex abuse victims | Corina Cappabianca

May 14, 2021 – The window is closing: The Child Victims Act’s lookback ends in three months; New Yorkers should come forward | Daily News Editorial Board

May 12, 2021 – State bill would give adult sexual abuse survivors their day in court | Karen Dewitt 

May 11, 2021 – Hoylman / Rosenthal’s Adult Survivors Act Passes Senate Judiciary Committee | Brad Hoylman 

May 11, 2021 – NY Senate Panel Advances Bill to Open Window for Lawsuits by Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse | Ryan Tarinelli

April 6, 2021 – Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP Files Lawsuit Against St. Ignatius Loyola School Under New York’s Child Victims Act | Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP

April 3, 2021 – New York child sex abuse victims running out of time to go to court: advocates | Kathianne Boniello

April 3, 2021 – Diocese of Buffalo reminds people of Child Victims Act deadline | WGRZ Staff, Associated Press

March 26, 2021 – Cuomo accuser Boylan, other survivors back bill to take alleged abusers to court | Karen Dewitt

March 9, 2021 – Bankruptcy judge rules Buffalo diocese will not pay for retired bishops’ lawyers | CNA Staff

March 1, 2021: Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP Files Lawsuit Against St. Christopher’s Inc., City Of New York, New York City Administration For Children’s Services And Good Shepard/McMahon Services For Children, Under New York’s Child Victims Act | Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP

February 17, 2021: Attorney Claims NY’s Case Against the Church is for ‘Publicity’ | Srar E. Teller

February 2, 2021 – Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP Files Lawsuit Against The Benevolent And Protective Order Of Elks Lodge 2530 Under New York’s Child Victims Act | Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP

January 13, 2021 – EXCLUSIVE: Leaked transcript shows NY church’s attempt to block Child Victims Act | Pete Madden

December 13, 2020: ‘I’m tired of being quiet’: Child Victims Act suit retraumatizes and empowers Schenectady woman | Zachary Matson

December 2, 2020: Long Island Diocese Creditors Blast Early Claim Deadline Bid | Law 360

December 2, 2020 – Long Island Diocese’s Deadline for Abuse Claims Faces Opposition | Soma Biswas & Peg Brickley

June 2, 2020 – Child Victims Act gets 1-year extension | Melanie Lekocevic

May 28, 2020 – NY Legislature Votes to Extend Child Victims Act Deadline

May 28, 2020 – New York Legislature OKs Extension to Child Victims Act ‘Look-Back’ Window | Ryan Tarinelli

May 26, 2020 – State lawmakers will reconvene to OK Covid – 19 bills, extend Child Victims Act | Tom Precious

May 26, 2020 – Nassau County Judge Makes Monumental Ruling for Child Victims Act Claims | John Bair

May 14, 2020 – NY judge upholds Child Victims Act after challenge by Rockville Centre diocese

April 7, 2020 – New York Lawmakers Decline Chance to Extend ‘Look-Back Window’ in Child Victims Act | Ryan Tarinelli & Jack Newsham

February 14, 2020 – NY’s Child Victims Act at the midpoint: Syracuse Diocese sued nearly 40 times so far | Julie McMahon

January 28, 2020 – Child Victims Act extension proposed | John Wittaker

January 24, 2020 – Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend the CVA Revivial Window for One Additional Year | Gershon Akerman & Karen Bitar

October 26, 2019 – State Senator Proposes Legal Recourse for Adult Survivors of Sex Abuse

September 21, 2019 – Cuomo Signs Bill Extending Statute of Limitations | John Wittaker

September 22, 2019 – New law lets old students sue SAR decades after alleged abuse | Heather J. Smith

September 19, 2019 – New York State Extends Statute of Limitations for Rape Survivors | Alanna Vagianos

September 12, 2019 – New Law in NY Allows Abuse Case Against MTA to Move Forward | Jill Kirsch

September 11, 2019 – Lawsuits mount as sex abuse ‘lookback window’ nears second month | Emma Whitford

September 11, 2019 – Through ‘Lookback Window,’ Jewish Orgs Face Retribution for Child Sex Abuse | By Hannah Dreyfus

September 8, 2019 – Child Abuse Law Signed in New York Long After Diocese’s Adoption | Andrew Pugliese

 

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

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October 11, 2021 – Ohio Advocates Urge Eliminating Statute of Limitations; Spousal Exemption | Emily Scott

October 8, 2021 – ‘Everybody is failing us’: Strauss victims offended by admission that bill to help them was never intended to pass | Sheridan Hendrix, Anna Staver

October 5, 2021 – Rape survivor working to change Ohio law on statute of limitations | Kevin Landers

September 23, 2021 – Judge dismisses cases against Ohio State University over sex abuse| Reuters

September 23, 2021 – What is Ohio’s statute of limitations on sexual abuse?| The Columbus Dispatch

September 22, 2021 – Citing statute of limitations, judge dismisses lawsuits involving sexual assault allegations against former Ohio State doctor| John Caniglia

May 4, 2021 – Letters: Ohio must eliminate statute of limitations for those who sexually assault children | Susan Tebben

April 9, 2021 – Letters: Ohio must eliminate statute of limitations for those who sexually assault children | Jodi Walters, Brian Commeans

February 4, 2020 – Democrats, governor push to remove criminal statute of limitations on sex crimes | Anna Staver

December 2, 2019 – Ohio House GOP leader ‘open’ to statute of limitations reform after I-Team report on Catholic church |Dan Monk

September 10, 2019 – First dissent emerges to bill giving Strauss victims more time to sue Ohio State

September 6, 2019 – Oklahoma statute of limitations keeps justice system from prosecuting certain child sex abuse cases | Lynn Casey

 

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OREGON

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PENNSYLVANIA

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October 6, 2021 – This Republican senator won’t vote for a law to help victims of child sex abuse | Opinion | Kathryn Robb and David Clohessy

August 11, 2021 – Child safety advocates launch billboard campaign against Sen. Kim Ward | Deb Erdley

July 26, 2021 – What does a recent Pa. Supreme Court ruling mean for survivors of childhood sexual abuse? | Marley Parish

July 23, 2021 – Legislative fix for sex abuse claims back in forefront | dailyitem.com

July 22, 2021 – State’s top court tosses out sex abuse lawsuit against diocese, citing statute of limitations | Dave Sutor

July 22, 2021 – PA Supreme Court Limits Exceptions to Otherwise Time-barred Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases Against Institutional and Corporate Entities | White and Williams LLP

July 21, 2021 – Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses proceedings, damaging outdated allegations of child sexual abuse – CBS Pittsburgh | jameskusatsu

July 21, 2021 – Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse | Mark Scolforo

July 8, 2021 – As child advocates plan for action, top Senate GOP lawmaker Ward considers the ‘best legal path’ to justice | Marley Parish

July 4, 2021 – Column: Bill Cosby is out of prison. What does that mean for his dozens of accusers? | Robin Abcarian

June 28, 2021 – Advocates for changes to reapportionment and the statute of limitations vow to fight on | Deb Erdley

June 18, 2021 – Pa. lawmakers threaten university funding over statute of limitations deadlock | Deb Erdley

June 11, 2021 – With a new billboard, a group presses PA Senate GOP to give abuse victims ‘a chance at justice’ | J.D. Prose

June 11, 2021 – Abuse survivors seek new approach to sway lawmakers on stalled reforms | John Finnerty

May 28, 2021 – ‘Internal systemic failures’ led to blunder that derailed child sex abuse amendment | observer-reporter 

May 27, 2021 – Tempers flare as child sex abuse reform bill stalls in Pa. Senate; victims demand a vote | Ivey DeJesus 

May 26, 2021 – Pennsylvania probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote | Marc Levy

May 21, 2021 – Senate leaders resisting push for vote on statute of limitations change | John Finnerty

May 13, 2021 – Abuse survivors press for action on window bill | John Finnerty 

May 11, 2021 – Majority Leader Kim Ward reveals breast cancer diagnosis, comments on sex abuse bill | Dennis Owens 

May 10, 2021 – Child Sex Abuse Victims Continue To Wait For Justice As Legislation Stalls In Harrisburg | Andy Sheehan 

May 10, 2021 – Child sex abuse survivors and advocates to push for bill that would allow more time to sue abusers | Chelsea Koerbler 

May 7, 2021 – Abuse survivors plan rally to press Pa. Senate to act on lawsuit bill | John Finnerty 

May 5, 2021 – Bill Opening A Window For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors To Sue Abusers Is Again, Up For A Vote | Kevin Gavin, Marylee Williams, Laura Tsutsui

April 30, 2021 – This is the true ‘gold standard” for child protection in Pa. | Opinion | Capital-Star Guest Contributor

April 28, 2021 – Bill to open window for lawsuits in sex abuse cases stalls in Senate | John Finnerty

April 28, 2021 – Bill to open window for lawsuits in sex abuse cases stalls in Senate | John Finnerty 

April 25, 2021 – Victims have waited long enough, open Pennsylvania’s courtroom doors | Editorial Boardusa Today Network

April 23, 2021 – Bill aiding abuse survivors clears Pennsylvania Senate hurdle. But will it see a vote? | Elizabeth Hardison

April 23, 2021 – Bill aiding abuse survivors Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvaniaclears Pennsylvania Senate hurdle. But will it see a vote? | Chatolic News Agency

April 21, 2021 – Relief for child sex-abuse survivors revived in Pa. Senate after Wolf administration error | Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA

April 19, 2021 – Child sex abuse survivors hopeful Pa. legislature passes 2-year civil suit window | Sarah Cassi

April 19, 2021 – Rally held at Capitol to call on lawmakers to take action on child sex abuse victim bill | CBS 21 News

April 12, 2021 – Pa. AG prefers law change over constitutional amendment for sex abuse survivors | Christen Smith

April 9, 2021 – Pending Bill Opens Litigation Window for Child Sex Abuse Survivors in Pennsylvania | The Center Square

April 8, 2021 – State House OKs plan to allow sex abuse victims to sue despite statute of limitations | John Finnerty CNHI News Service

April 7, 2021 – House passes statutory window for old child abuse lawsuits, splitting GOP majority | Stephen Caruso

April 7, 2021 – State House advances 2-year child sex abuse lawsuit window | Mark Scolforo, Sam Dunklau

April 6, 2021 – Pa. House vote signals support for child sex abuse window in bill form | Mark Scolforo

March 30, 2021 – Amendment Allowing Child Sexual Abuse Survivors To Sue Perpetrators Could Be Years Away | Kevin Gavin, Marylee Williams, Laura Tsutsui & Isabelle Schmeler

March 30, 2021 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi: Victims deserve justice. We are giving them a dual path. | Rep. Mark Rozzi, Erie Times-News

March 28, 2021 – Letter: State must open ‘window’ for sexual abuse victims | Reading Eagle

March 22, 2021 – Emergency constitutional amendment fails for child sex abuse lawsuits | Harri Leigh

March 22, 2021 – Senate GOP won’t fast-track child sex abuse lawsuit ‘window’ | AP

March 22, 2021 – Pa. Senate nixes ‘window’ for victims of child sex abuse but advocates remain hopeful | Ivey DeJesus

March 21, 2021 – ‘We’ll be there, masks and all’: Closed out of the Capitol for months, sex abuse survivors reluctantly return to push for emergency reform | Elizabeth Hardison

March 19, 2021 – PA House Poised To Vote On Abuse Survivor Amendment, But Time Runs Short | Sam Dunklau

March 18, 2021 – Emergency statute of limitations push faces dim future in Pa. legislature | Matt Maisel

March 17, 2021 – Hopes dim that Pa. lawmakers will push through emergency relief for clergy-abuse victims | Angela Couloumbis

March 12, 2021 – General Assembly could consider plan to help adult survivors of child sex abuse next week | John Finnerty

March 12, 2021 – Time-Barred Claims of Sex Abuse in Pa.—Litigation and Legislative Developments | Casey Alan Coyle & Michael J. O’Brien

March 10, 2021 – Organization calls for lifting Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for lawsuits filed by victims | Jeff Oravitz

February 21, 2021 – Restoring survivors’ rights to pursue justice empowers them to change the narrative of abuse | Abbie Newman

February 2, 2021 – Backers dismayed that proposed abuse window amendment faces new delay | Dave Sutor

February 2, 2021 – PA Attorney General urges lawmakers to take action and support abuse survivors | Rick Earle

January 27, 2021 – Pa. Lawmakers’ passion with a purpose: Rep. Gregory, Rozzi speak on Statute of Limitations bill | Kate Sweigart

January 26, 2021 – Baker’s Senate Judiciary Committee advances legislation | William O’Boyle

January 25, 2021 – Statute of limitations reform takes another step in Pa. legislature | Ivey Dejesus

January 13, 2021 – Should alleged victims of child sex abuse have more time to sue? Soon voters may decide | Jamie Bittner

January 13, 2021 – Controversial proposed changes to PA Constitution moving at Capitol | John Finnerty 

December 3, 2019 – Pennsylvania Follows Multi-State Movement to Modify and Extend Statutes of Limitation for Sexual Abuse Claims | Luke Repici & Georffrey Sasso

November 26, 2019 – Law abolishes state’s statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse | Judy Ellich

November 24, 2019 – Historic reforms for statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases headed to Governor Wolf’s desk | Mark Abrams

November 23, 2019 – State allows more time on sex abuse suits | Mark Scolforo

November 19, 2019 – Senate committee approves child sex abuse legislation | Matt Heckel

November 20, 2019 – Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pass Measure Relaxing Statute of Limitations in Child Sex Abuse Cases

November 15, 2020 – Pennsylvania Senate to vote Monday on statute of limitations reform bills | Jossie Carbonare

October 2, 2019 – Senators weigh altering child sex abuse lawsuit time limits | Mark Scolforo

October 2, 2019 – Pennsylvania lawmakers consider changes to statute of limitations for sex crimes | Matt Barcaro

September 28, 2019 – Senate bill allowing lawsuits for past sex abuse to get hearing | John Finnerty

September 14, 2019 – House GOP plans fall push | Chris Comisac

September 14, 2019 – Full slate awaits lawmakers in fall session | John Finnerty

September 9, 2019 – Effort to help adult survivors of sex abuse to get aired at Capitol | John Finnerty

September 7, 2019 – Effort to help adult survivors of sex abuse to be aired at Capitol | John Finnerty

 

 

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