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Senate panel kills bill to end time limit on child abuse suits (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – By the slimmest of margins, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday killed House-passed legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. The panel’s 5-5 vote ensures that Maryland’s current statute permitting suits to be filed by alleged victims until they reach age 38 will remain unchanged. Maryland law generally ...

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