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Michigan Bills Would Give Sex Abuse Victims More Time to Sue

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers are poised to consider bipartisan bills aimed at helping potentially thousands of sex abuse victims sue for damages, including those molested by a University of Michigan sports physician. It is the second time since …

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in …

9,000 Went to Court After New York Extended Time for Childhood Sex Abuse Suits

For two years, New York temporarily set aside its usual time limit on civil lawsuits in order to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue churches, hospitals, schools, camps, scout groups and other institutions and people they hold responsible …

Justices Deal Blow to Outdated Claims of Child Sexual Abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who’d …

Sex Abuse Class-Action Suit Tossed, Individual Claims Stand

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a class action lawsuit involving 300 people who allege decades of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center, but he left the door open for individual claims against the state. The …

Vermont Advances Bill Ending Statute of Limitations in Physical Abuse Civil Cases

The Vermont Senate this week passed a proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations in civil cases of childhood physical abuse. The bill, approved by a vote of 29-0, builds on legislation passed two years ago that ended the statute …

Wisconsin Hospital Files 200 Debt Lawsuits During Pandemic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) –Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure nearly $50,000 in debt _ mostly from an earlier …

Justices Review Priest Abuse Lawsuit’s Ruling on Time Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since …

NY Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Amid Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City’s suburbs has become the largest in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy to protect itself from a wave of lawsuits filed over past sexual abuse by clergy members. The …

Federal Tort Claims Act Subrogation

The federal government is everywhere. It employs nearly 9.1 million workers, which is nearly 6% of total U.S. workforce. This includes nearly 2.1 million federal employees, 4.1 million contract employees, 1.2 million grant employees, 1.3 million active duty military personnel, …