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Lawmakers extend window for abuse lawsuits, add liable parties

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2014

~~<p>Giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek justice, state lawmakers agreed Thursday on a bill that would extend a unique window to file lawsuits for another two years and include the state and counties among the potentially liable.</p>
<p>The state had lifted the statute of limitations and had given victims a two-year window which closed Thursday to bring civil claims against their alleged abusers and churches, private organizations and businesses that were grossly negligent.</p>
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Giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek justice, state lawmakers agreed Thursday on a bill that would extend a unique window to file lawsuits for another two years and include the state and counties among the potentially liable.

The state had lifted the statute of limitations and had given victims a two-year window which closed Thursday to bring civil claims against their alleged abusers and churches, private organizations and businesses that were grossly negligent. Login for more...



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