Washington state bill would remove time limits on child sex abuse suits

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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People who were sexually abused as children in Washington state may soon be able to bring lawsuits against the state, schools or other institutions for failing to stop the abuse, no matter when it happened. House Bill 1618 would remove time limits that have stymied lawsuits by some people who frequently do not fully confront childhood trauma until years later, The Seattle Times reported. The bill has passed the state House on an 82-14 vote and cleared a Senate committee last week. Washington’s current statute of limitations requires victims of...

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