Thursday, August 15, 2013

Proposed California Legislation to Extend the Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Victims Fails to Pass Committee Vote

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The Sacramento Bee reported today that SB131 (the legislation proposed to extend the statute of limitations or time limit for filing sexual abuse lawsuits) has failed to pass through a committee vote. (See  story here:

The proposed law would have allowed additional time for victims of sexual assault to file civil claims for damages.  It was applauded by victims' advocates and attorneys like myself that handle the filing of claims to compensate sexually abused persons including children abused during their minority.  It was reported that Catholic parishioners throughout the state were advised by the church leadership to write their state legislators to request that the law not pass.  I guess they and others succeeded in stamping out justice for these victims!  How such advice by church leaders was a sign of anything with Christian or moral values is beyond my comprehension.

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