Minnesota has now joined other states with the passage of an open window for survivors of sexual abuse who were abused as children. In a bill which passed the Minnesota Senate unanimously, those individuals who were prevented from bringing cases because of the passage of statute of limitations, that bar has now been lifted.
If you were abused, know someone who was abused, or suspected abuse, it is time to come forward and finally fight for justice. The window means that each and every act of child abuse can be reviewed and be pursued.
The whole thought of windows and increased time is dealt with in a a great book on the topic: Justice Denied. It is great to see Minnesota protecting this group and opening the window to expose these hidden secrets.
To see what is going on around the rest of the country check out: Reform the Statute of Limitation on Sexual Abuse. The site explains:
Since civil statute of limitations are legislative conveniences which may be changed at the will of the Legislature, this also means that it is constitutional for a Legislature to allow victims who have run out of time under a statute of limitations to later bring a suit. This is brought about by passing "Window Legislation" and essentially opens a specified duration in which civil claims that would have been barred can be brought.
It is time to get Justice in Minnesota.
Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.