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Massachusetts Extends Statute of Limitations for Civil Lawsuits in Abuse Cases / Associated Press on NECN

Attorney expresses disappointment victims over 21 not allowed to sue those who supervised abusers or institutions that employed them

A Boston lawyer who represents victims of childhood sexual abuse is calling a change in state law a step in the right direction.

“Gov. Deval Patrick recently signed legislation that would extend the statute of limitations for filing civil lawsuits against alleged perpetrators.

“Individuals who previously had only until age 21 to sue would now have until age 53.

“Attorney Mitchell Garabedian said the law will help victims seek justice, but expressed disappointment it would not allow people older than 21 to retroactively sue those who supervised their alleged abusers or the institutions that employed them.”

By Associated Press on NECN-TV News — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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