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Seeking Justice for Victims of Childhood and Clergy Sex Abuse


Hello again from Jason J. Joy & Associates. We are reaching out to you today to discuss an important and sensitive topic that has been making headlines across the nation – the litigation surrounding victims of childhood and clergy sex abuse. We understand the delicacy of this issue and remain committed to seeking justice for victims.

The history of this litigation is extensive and complex. Over the years, numerous lawsuits have been filed against various institutions, alleging that they failed to protect children from sexual abuse. For instance, in Baltimore, a wave of lawsuits has been filed against the Archdiocese following the passing of the Hidden Predator Act of 2020, which extended the statute of limitations for victims to file claims.

Recently, there have been significant developments in this area of law. In a landmark move, three states have removed their statutes of limitation on child sex abuse lawsuits, allowing victims to seek justice regardless of when the abuse occurred. This is a major step forward, as it acknowledges the fact that many victims are unable to come forward until well into adulthood due to the trauma they have experienced.

However, not all developments have been positive. In Colorado, the Supreme Court struck down a law that gave childhood sexual abuse victims a three-year window to sue over abuses dating back to the 1960s. This decision has been a setback for victims seeking justice.

In terms of anticipated next steps, we expect to see more states considering legislation to extend or remove the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases. However, these changes in law can be a double-edged sword. While they provide an opportunity for more victims to come forward, they also open the floodgates for a high volume of cases, which can lead to delays in the court system.

The legal process can be lengthy and challenging, and outcomes can be unpredictable. However, recent settlements, such as the $122.5 million settlement paid by the city of Santa Monica to 124 people who alleged they suffered sexual abuse as children, demonstrate that justice can be achieved.

Jason J. Joy & Associates is committed to representing victims of childhood and clergy sex abuse. We believe in the importance of holding perpetrators and negligent institutions accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been a victim of such abuse, we are here to help.

We remain committed to keeping you informed and will provide updates as more information becomes available. If your contact information has changed, please reach out to Jason J. Joy & Associates at 713-221-6500. Thank you for your patience and trust in us during this complex process.

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