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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

Elizabeth Mohr, Archdiocese of the Twin Cities asks court to reduce window for victims to file claims, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Unconstitutional for fed BR to unilaterally alter state SOLs

Tom Corrigan, Minnesota Archdiocese, Abuse Victims at Odds Over Claims Deadline, Wall Street Journal

A Minnesota bankruptcy judge agreed to give the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse more time to negotiate the terms of a settlement, but the two sides remain at odds of over the proposed deadline by which victims must file claims in order to be compensated. […]

Brian Roewe, Twin Cities archdiocese reopens case of priest accused of sex abuse, National Catholic Reporter

The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese has reopened the case of a retired priest accused of sexual abuse in the 1970s it has already twice cleared of sexual misconduct.

Douglas McLeod, Minnesota law extends sexual abuse filing window, puts pressure on archdiocese, Business Insurance

institutions are only concerned if they let children be put at risk and there are lots of victims. And legislators should protect them because….?

Madeleine Baran, Priest sex abuse lawsuit settlement reached in Twin Cities, Winona, MPR News

More good developments for protection of kids from SOL reform in MN

Ex-deputy suggested archbishop resign, Mankato Free Press

Bottled up cases let loose through SOL reform and accountability starts

Minnesota Child Victim’s Act generates nearly 40 lawsuits, church reforms, Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune

More than 40 lawsuits have been filed since then under the new Minnesota Child Victim’s Act, implicating at least 30 Catholic priests in child sex crimes.

Suits allege St. John’s Abbey monk abused 2 ‘cabin kids’

The clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese headed northwest Monday, when documents related to child abuse by five monks at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., were released and a lawsuit was filed to pry open the abbey’s files. The letters and internal memos were among the thousands of pages of documents the Archdiocese […]