Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

Pennsylvania's high court on July 21 dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who'd sued in the wake of a landmark report that documented decades of child molestation within the Catholic church in Pennsylvania.

State agency bungles ballot referendum for child sex victims

Some child sexual abuse survivors might have to wait over two years to pursue legal claims because of a bureaucratic bungle that prompted outcry across the political spectrum and the resignation of Pennsylvania's top state elections official.

Justices review priest abuse lawsuit's ruling on time limits

Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman's lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since it was issued a year ago. 

Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have been hit with about 150 lawsuits from people who say they were sexually abused as children by priests and hope a state court decision last year has shown a way around time limits for legal claims.