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Court Backs New Jersey Law Giving Sex Abuse Victims More Time to Sue

A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a New Jersey statute that gives victims of sexual abuse more time to sue. The 2019 law waived the statute of limitations and allowed victims to file civil suits until they …

Court Rejects Deadline Asserted by Insurer in Secondary Payer Act Dispute

Insurers cannot rely on an apparent three-year deadline within the Secondary Payer Act to protect themselves from litigation if they don’t reimburse Medicare for all expenses paid on behalf of a beneficiary, a federal appellate court in Atlanta ruled. The …

Insurers Reserve for Potential Child Sex-Abuse Claims Under Extended Time Limit Statutes

Travelers Companies Inc. has set aside a “modest” amount of additional money to cover its possible exposure to child sex-abuse claims, the insurer’s finance chief, Daniel Frey, told analysts during an earnings call on Thursday. Two analysts asked about Travelers’ …

Beating The Statute of Limitations: Filing Suit is Only Half the Battle

We are frequently asked by clients to file suit in a case in which the statute of limitations expires in a matter of a day—even hours. In some cases, we are asked to file in order to toll an impending …

Surge of New Abuse Claims Threatens Church Like Never Before

NEW YORK — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the …

Wisc. High Court Finds ‘Borrowing Statute’ Doesn’t Bar Malpractice Claim

Wisconsin’s “borrowing statute,” which in malpractice cases instructs the courts to use the statute of limitations in the state where the injury occurred, does not apply to a negligence claim if the location of the injury cannot be known, the …

Court Bars Statute of Limitations Defense Because of Misrepresentations

The owner of Golden Isles Cruise Lines promised to “take real good care” of Robert Bruce Lowie, but he didn’t. After Georgia’s one-year statute of limitations to file a tort claim passed, Golden Isles stopped paying Lowie’s medical bills, even …

Statute of Limitations Bars Insurers’ Claim Against Adjuster

A Connecticut independent adjusting firm dodged a $1 million bullet last week when the state Supreme Court ruled that a three-year statute of limitations applied to a negligence claim filed against it. In a preliminary decision released Tuesday, the Supreme …

Mass. High Court Applies 6-Year Limit to Asbestos Illness Claims

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a statute of repose barring many construction-related personal injury claims after a time limit of six years also applies to claims involving diseases with extended latency periods, such as asbestos-related illnesses. The …

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 …