Were you a victim of Michael Kelly while attending a New Hanover County School? Find out if you can join the lawsuit.
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DO I HAVE A CASE?
LAW PRIOR TO 12/1/19
Victims have 3 years to file a civil lawsuit from the date of the abuse/assault.
If a victim was under 18 at the time of the assault, (s)he must file before his/her 21st birthday
Even in cases of repressed memories or other exceptions to the statute of limitations, victims must file a civil lawsuit within 10 years from the date of the defendant’s last wrongful act.This is known as the statute of repose, which prohibits victims from filing a civil lawsuit under any circumstance more than 10 years from the date of the last wrongful act committed by a defendant.
LAW AFTER 12/1/19
Victims have until the age of 28 to file a civil lawsuit.
All past stale claims (previously time-barred due to the current statute of limitations), regardless of the current age of the victim, are revived beginning in January of 2020 and continuing for two years.
Under the new law, childhood sexual abuse cases are exempt from the 10-year statute of repose.
Victims are provided with an additional two years to file a civil case following a felony conviction of a defendant who committed a sexual crime against the victim while they were a minor.