Michigan legislation backed by Nassar victims in limbo
LANSING, Mich. – Legislation in Michigan that would help victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse move forward with lawsuits is in limbo amid pushback from universities, the Catholic Church and others.
The Republican-led Senate is considering bills Wednesday to retroactively extend the statute of limitations to sue and restrict governments' ability to claim immunity. Senators discussed the bills privately and plan to resume session later in the day.
Michigan State University, where Nassar worked for decades, has been sued by more than 250 girls and women. The school contends many waited too long to sue and that it has immunity.
People sexually abused as children in Michigan generally have until their 19th birthdays to sue. Under the legislation, those abused in 1993 or later could sue until their 48th birthdays.
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