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WCM Published in Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s Publication, CounterPoint, on Statute of Limitations

February 13, 2020

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<p style="text-align: justify;">WCM Partner, <a href="https://www.wcmlaw.com/team/robert-j-cosgrove/">Bob Cosgrove</a>, and associate, <a href="https://www.wcmlaw.com/team/lauren-berenbaum/">Lauren Berenbaum</a>, recently published an article entitled <a href="https://www.wcmlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/COUNTERPOINT-January-2020-Final.pdf">Recent Changes to PA’s Statute of Limitations Sparks Coverage Questions</a> in CounterPoint, Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s official publication (article on p. 9 -11.)  The article discusses the current landscape of Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, and how recent Pennsylvania legislation provides victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file civil lawsuits.  Since Pennsylvania, unlike many other states, has not enacted legislation providing a universal civil window of two years to revive previously expired claims, Bob and Lauren also evaluate how the courts in Pennsylvania may be filling that void by permitting claims based in fraud and conspiracy to proceed against the Pennsylvania Dioceses.  In doing so, the article raises numerous questions about the type of litigation that may be commenced against the Pennsylvania Dioceses.  Finally, as the title also indicates, Bob and Lauren explore the potential coverage implications, such as whether the Pennsylvania Dioceses will be able to turn to their commercial general liability policies for defense and indemnity.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Please email <a href="mailto:Rcosgrove@wcmlaw.com">Bob</a> or <a href="mailto:LBerenbaum@wcmlaw.com" title="Lauren">Lauren</a> with any questions.</p>
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