A local law firm has entered into the fray into an evolving Catholic scandal that is now focused on bringing priests to justice years after their alleged misdeeds.
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ACTIVISTS CALL OUT KANSAS CITY'S BIGGEST LAW FIRM FOR THEIR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DEFENSE!!!
Here's the word FIRST on TKC . . .
"KC-based lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon are defending what child advocates call "archaic, predator-friendly statutes of limitations" on a national legal blog.
"And it turns out that KC native Bishop Joseph Hart (who headed the Wyoming diocese) isn't the only predator priest from here who's spent time out west. Like Hart, Fr. Paul C. Pilgram ended up in Wyoming, according to Catholic church records released last week. (He's a Jesuit who worked at St. Francis Xavier Parish and Rockhurst University here. (Others: Fr. Thomas Cronin, now in Nevada, and Fr. Michael Brewer, now in Colorado)"
In fairness, here's the response on this topic from top ranking local legal eagles:
"Any law that erodes statutes of limitations or allows retroactive claims should be a concern, according to Cary Silverman of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, speaking on behalf of the American Tort Reform Association.
"The ATRA and other opponents of window bills worry that the trend could move beyond child sex abuse cases to other claims, such as personal injury or medical malpractice."
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By Daniel Siegal | Shaun Dougherty, who was sexually abused by a local priest as a boy, is among those fighting for legislation in Pennsylvania that would create a new window for childhood victims to file lawsuits.
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