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SOL WINDOW NOW OPEN (2013-2016)

Open window until 2016 for expired claims
SOL vs. perp: None
SOL vs. employer: +2 years from majority = Age 20

Majority Tolling: √ – Age 18
Discovery Tolling: √ – Liberal

Age of Consent: 16

None for most crimes.

2015 Pending Legislation

No pending bills at this time.  View SOL Snapshot

Previously Introduced Legislation

Passed in 2013:

Minnesota Child Victims Act

View Full Bill Text & Tracking H.F. 681

Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

03/06/13: Testimony on Minnesota Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 681

RE: Hearing on Minnesota Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 681, Sexual abuse civil actions limitation period modification (Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 8:15AM)

State SOL News

Adam Uren, Just 100 days left to file child sex abuse lawsuits before deadline, Bring Me the News

Just 100 days left to file child sex abuse lawsuits before deadline

Press Release: Hamilton James Legal

Press Release: Hamilton James Legal

Archdiocese charges could jeopardize victim payouts, Associated Press

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are warning that criminal charges against the corporation could jeopardize insurance coverage that’s being counted on to pay some claims of victims of clergy abuse. The archdiocese faces multiple counts for allegedly failing to protect victims from a former St. Paul priest. Archdiocese insurers were already […]

Amy Forliti, St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese hit with criminal charges over handling of clergy abuse claim, Comox Valley Echo

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Roman Catholic Archdiocese over its handling of clergy abuse claims, saying church leaders failed to protect children from unspeakable harm and “turned a blind eye” to repeated reports of inappropriate behaviour by a priest who was later convicted of molesting two boys. The archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as […]

Latest on Hastert: Friend: Reinboldt ‘nicest, kindest soul’, 2 News

A high school friend of Stephen Reinboldt, the man whose family says was sexually abused by former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert, says he was “the nicest, kindest soul.” Pam Snell was a cheerleader when Reinboldt was the equipment manager for the wrestling team at Yorkville High School in Illinois. She remembers traveling with Reinboldt […]

Ben Brumfield, Minnesota Catholic archdiocese charged in sex abuse, CNN

A Catholic archdiocese with a landmark legal legacy in child sexual abuse now faces criminal complaints in its handling of them. In 1983, attorney Jeff Anderson filed a civil case of priest sexual abuse of minors against a U.S. archdiocese in St. Paul, Minnesota. It opened a floodgate of victims who came forward with clergy […]

Archdiocese charged for ‘failing to protect children’, Kare

Breaking News: MN County Attorney charges Archdiocese with gross misdemeanors

Jean Hopfensperger, Minnesota Child Victims Act continues to rock Catholic Church, Star Tribune

Minnesota Child Victims Act continues to rock Catholic Church

Judge might shorten window for clergy abuse claims, Crux

Judge might shorten window for clergy abuse claims