In Sex Abuse Cases, an Expiration Date Is Often Attached
As prep schools confront an increasing number of sexual misconduct cases, discussion frequently centers on the statute of limitations as a determinant for a case's validity.
Paul G. Lannon Jr., a lawyer at Holland & Knight, which represents many private schools, says that in cases that are outside the statute of limitations, schools are under no legal obligation to pay, but they still sometimes offer substantial amounts. Mr. Lannon said he’d seen more than one claim settle outside the statute for more than $300,000.
“I really see that the trend is schools are focused on trying to do the right thing, trying to help survivors heal,” Mr. Lannon said.