Sex Abuse Claim v. Waltham Businessman Dismissed on Statute of Limitations Grounds

The Waltham News Tribune reports that a sex abuse claim has been tossed out of Court by a judge who ruled that the statute of limitations had long run, since the victim appreciated back in the 1980s’ that she had been abused.

There are legislative efforts afoot to change the statute of limitations so that victims have a chance to seek compensation in Court against their abusers. The current law provides that plaintiffs must sue within three years of being injured (or three years after reach the age of 18), unless they can prove that they recently discovered the fact of abuse (the “discovery rule”), and then they would have three years from that time to file their case.

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