Louisiana Supreme Court Hands Major Victory To Child Sexual-Abuse Victims

The decision affects all alleged abusers and their enablers – but it is particularly significant for Louisiana’s Roman Catholic church, which is facing hundreds of decades-old claims of child molestation in various state and federal courts.

The state supreme court’s earlier decision would have given the New Orleans church leverage to settle about 500 such claims for pennies on the dollar.

Instead, those claims all have standing to proceed under a 2021 law allowing what is known as a “lookback window”, retroactively eliminating statutes of limitations for filing such claims.

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