Frank Lamothe and Kristi Schubert Speak about LA Supreme Court Ruling

“State high court rejects Louisiana law that gave child sex abuse victims second chance at justice,” writes Michael Carroll, The Louisiana Record. The Louisiana Supreme Court “found that the new law violated the due process clause of the state constitution.”

LLF attorney Frank Lamothe says, “The plaintiffs effectively lost their chance to seek justice due to the provisions of previous laws in effect decades ago.”

“Under the old draconian laws in place back then, child victims were required to file lawsuits within one year of the sexual abuse,” Lamothe said. “This means that if a child was sexually abused at 5 years old, they would have needed to file a lawsuit by the time they turned 6, or they would forever lose their chance for justice.”

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert said “the state Supreme Court’s ruling goes beyond the lookout window for abuse cases. Denying the Legislature the power to revive prescribed claims would hamstring them in emergencies,” she said. “They may have to completely overhaul how they deal with legal deadlines that occur during a hurricane or other emergency. And it could impact people with all sorts of other types of lawsuits.”

Frank Lamothe, Kristi Schubert and Julien Lamothe have won numerous verdicts and negotiated life-changing settlements representing their clients in claims of sexual abuse. Please contact Lamothe Law Firm as soon as possible to talk about your possible claim.

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