The Associated Press reports:
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 great symbols of the church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I wonder how much that’s worth?” he muses.
Across the country, attorneys like Slater are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades.
Associated Press reporting found the deluge of suits could surpass anything the nation’s clergy sexual abuse crisis has seen before, with potentially more than 5,000 new cases and payouts topping $4 billion.
In New York state alone, the Catholic Church spent $3 million lobbying the legislature against extending the statute of limitations on child molestation.
Associated Press reporting found that a deluge of new lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church could surpass anything the nation’s clergy sexual abuse crisis has seen before, with potentially thousands of new cases and more than $4 billion in payouts. https://t.co/xmHSkwQtMC
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 2, 2019