Ending the Restrictions on Civil Cases for Sexual Abuse Victims
After years of failed attempts to remove the age restriction on civil cases for child sex abuse survivors, Pennsylvania is finally on the verge of adopting a new law that will open the doors to justice for survivor’s regardless of their age. While some have reported that the new law would only apply to those under the age of 55, in fact, the new law will apply to all survivors regardless of their age.
The new law is championed by the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi. Himself a survivor of clergy abuse, and a client of Andreozzi + Foote, Rozzi has spent over a decade at the Pennsylvania Capital fighting for this new law. In addition to Rozzi, our firm is proud to represent other advocates like SNAP President Shaun Dougherty and sisters Lara and Patti Fortney who tirelessly advocated for a change in the law that would give survivors a chance to pursue civil cases regardless of their age.
After a joint announcement between Rozzi, Governor Wolf, and Governor Elect Shapiro on January 6th, 2023, the passage of the new law is now expected to occur as early as May 2023. Because this law will only eliminate the statute of limitations for 2 years, it is imperative that you act quickly because the clock is expected to start ticking in May 2023.
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Handled our case SO well even though it took a long time to settle, and STILL helps us with paperwork related to the settlement account every now and then. They were honest with us from the get-go, worked REALLY hard on our behalf, and always kept in touch with us about what was going on. So pleased.
When you and your child are victims of a horrid crime it’s hard to understand why things are the way they are. Information and answers are what you want, but unfortunately the system doesn’t offer that. Nathaniel has fielded and patiently listened to a broken mother wanting nothing more than for someone to help her understand why she has no answers, and through these phone calls Nathaniel has been very informative, honest and upfront. I would recommend Nathaniel and this firm to anyone who is seeking answers, help and professionalism in a firm when going through such difficult times.
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It is impossible to put into words our gratitude for Ben and Nate through the most trying time of our life. As scared, confused, and traumatized parents, the isolation and loneliness of litigation are abysmal. In the beginning, everyone surrounding you has endless bright ideas and can’t say enough how you should pursue action, but then when it comes down to it, these cheerleaders are suddenly silent and nowhere to be found in what feels to be your darkest hour. Thank God we had these two extraordinary men at our side from the moment we contacted them. Their friendship, counsel, and sound resolve to do everything they could in order to balance the scorecard meant more than we can ever convey, and is simply immeasurable. If we had known how simple this seemingly horrific ordeal would’ve been with their help from the start, we wouldn’t have agonized a single minute over doing what we did. If you are in a similar position as I’ve described, take advice from someone who’s been through the worst, thankfully with the best. Call them!