February 22, 2006

B'KLYN PERV-PRIEST LAWSUITS TOSSED

ALBANY (NY)
New York Post

By KENNETH LOVETT

February 22, 2006 -- ALBANY More than three dozen alleged victims of clergy abuse lost their bid yesterday to seek damages against the Brooklyn Diocese, because too much time has passed since the reported incidents.

Without judging the validity of the abuse claims, New York's top court upheld two lower-panel rulings in finding that civil lawsuits against the clergy are subject to the statute of limitations.

The Brooklyn case was brought against the diocese in 2002 by 42 people and targeted a total of 13 Brooklyn priests. It charged that the clergy allegedly molested the plaintiffs between 1960 and 1985, when they were children.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:53 AM