Matt Haverstick was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article – Pennsylvania Considers Allowing More Victims of Sexual Abuse to Sue. The article covers the legislation pending in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives which would temporarily waive the civil statute of limitations for child sexual-abuse claims.
“If enacted, the measure would get challenged in court”, said Matt Haverstick, an attorney representing the dioceses of Harrisburg and Greensburg. “Church officials say they favor a different approach: a bill approved by the Senate. It raises the age limit for civil actions from 30 to 50, but grants the time extension only to those now under 30.”