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R.I. Legislator Wants to Give Child Sex Abuse Victims 35 Years to File Suit

A state lawmaker will try to extend the time limit for filing child sex abuse lawsuits in Rhode Island, with support from the House speaker. Democratic Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee said Wednesday that she’ll introduce a bill next week to …

Sandusky’s Wife Believes Money Behind Sex Abuse Victims’ Allegations

The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says she “definitely” believes her husband is innocent despite being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and that the victims’ financial gain was at play. Dottie Sandusky said in …

Penn State Sues PMA Insurance Over Alleged Breach of Contract

Pennsylvania State University on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company (PMA), alleging that the insurer failed to honor obligations owed to the school under comprehensive and commercial general liability policies. The lawsuit, part of ongoing coverage …

Q&A: Valuing Sexual Abuse Claims Not Simple

Penn State already faces four lawsuits over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, and at least 20 people with potential claims have already surfaced. It’s unclear how many will press claims against Penn State or whether more will surface. …

New Jersey Bill to Toss Limits on Abuse Lawsuits Stalls

A bill that would get rid of statutes of limitation for lawsuits over child sex abuse has stalled in New Jersey’s Senate. The Senate had been expected to vote on the measure Monday. But Sen. Joseph Vitale, one of the …