Archdiocese seeks to shorten window for abuse claims
By Elizabeth Mohr, [email protected], Posted: 04/14/2015 07:30:06 AM CDT, TwinCities.com
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of clergy abuse claims, is asking the court to sidestep a state law and reduce the window for victims' claims by about nine months.
Minnesota lawmakers decided that victims of past child sexual abuse should have more time to file lawsuits and hold their abusers accountable, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. The Legislature suspended the statute of limitations and created a three-year window, ending in May 2016.