State lawmakers have introduced legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on civil cases stemming from child sexual abuse, exploitation or assault.
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Testimony Before the Guam Senate Committee on Economic Development, Health and Human Services, and Judiciary • Relative to Bill No. B034-31(COR): An Act to Amend Sec.11306 of Art. 3
07/10/2009, In its two years, Child Victim’s Act brings 170 lawsuits alleging abuse, Beth Miller, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) In its two years, Child Victim’s Act brings 170 lawsuits alleging abuse By Beth Miller © 2009 The News Journal (Wilmington, Deleware) Original article archived at DelawareOnline.com Delaware opened its courthouse doors to victims of […]
http://sol-reform.com/images/SNAP-DE-Baseball-Event-June10.pdf Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Sex Abuse Victim Sport Stars Honored at Baseball Game Team Recognizes Their Work for Child Sex Abuse Awareness and Prevention Former Philly Eagle and TNA Pro Wrestler Will Throw Out First Pitch They Will Also Sign Autographs, Meet Fans Use Delaware’s Civil Window to Protect Kids – […]
At issue in this matter is the interpretation of the statute of limitations provision of the Child Sexual Abuse Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 2A:61B-1. The Act provides in relevant part that an action for child sexual abuse shall be brought within two years after the ‘reasonable discovery of the injury and its causal relationship to the act of sexual abuse.’ N.J.S.A. 2A:61B-1b. Additionally, the Act provides for a tolling of the statute of limitations because of ‘the plaintiff’s mental state, duress by the defendant, or any other equitable grounds.’ N.J.S.A. 2A:61B-1c. We conclude that pursuant to the Act, the trial court must first determine when a reasonable person subjected to childhood abuse would discover that the defendant’s conduct caused him or her injury. That is an objective test. If that period is more than two years prior to the filing of the complaint, then the court must next determine whether the statute should be tolled because of ‘the plaintiff’s mental state, duress by the defendant, or any other equitable grounds.’
The Long and Difficult Road to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse: A Tale of Three States, and How They Revised Their Statutes By MARCI HAMILTON firstname.lastname@example.org —- Thursday, May. 19, 2005 Over the last decade, concern about childhood sexual abuse has grown. Megan’s Laws — which put convicted sex offenders on public registers, so that […]
The U.S. National Conference of Bishops has now released its draft proposal for dealing with the child abuse scandal that has dogged the Church for months. The proposal includes an apology – one that has been deferred far too long. It also includes a number of important policy changes for the church: All accusations of […]
For example, the clergy–the ones who should be serving the highest good–have been granted exemptions from state statutes that require other caretakers of children to report child abuse.
Hearndon v. Graham, 767 So. 2d 1179 Supreme Court of Florida September 14, 2000, Decided No. SC92665  PER CURIAM. We have for review a decision passing upon the following certified question of great public importance: WHERE A PLAINTIFF IN A TORT ACTION BASED UPON CHILD ABUSE ALLEGES THAT SHE SUFFERED FROM TRAUMATIC AMNESIA CAUSED […]
Child Abuse Negl. 1999 Jun;23(6):559-69. Factors related to the reporting of childhood rape. Hanson RF, Resnick HS, Saunders BE, Kilpatrick DG, Best C. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether there would be differences in reported versus unreported cases of childhood rape on incident characteristics including life threat, physical injury, identity of the perpetrator, […]