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Bill to lift limitations on child sexual abuse claims clears Senate hurdle as AG prepares release of clergy abuse report

March 15, 2023
Maryland State Capital Building.

A bill allowing victims of sexual abuse to file a lawsuit for incidents that occurred decades ago appears on its way to final Senate approval after clearing a key preliminary hurdle. The action Tuesday sets up the potential for final Senate approval later this week. The vote came after a failed Republican-led effort to amend the bill over concerns that state courts would ultimately exempt private companies and other entities but leave state and local governments on the hook for millions, perhaps billions, in settlements.

 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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