SD Senate Limits Abuse Victim Lawsuit Time
March 2, 2010, 5:44 PM
PIERRE, SD -
The South Dakota Senate has passed legislation that would limit the time in which childhood sexual abuse victims could sue institutions such as churches or schools.
Under the bill, no person who reaches the age of 40 could recover damages from any person or organization other than the person who committed the actual act of sexual abuse. The measure passed the Senate 26-7 on Tuesday and now heads back to the House, which earlier had passed a version with an age limit of 35.
Any lawsuit would have to be filed within three years of the abuse or within three years of the time a victim discovers or reasonably should have discovered an injury or condition was caused by the act.
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