Clergy Sexual Abuse

 

Pella Windows Class Action Case

$25.7 Million

We have recovered a $25.7 million settlement on behalf of our client on a Pella windows class action case.

Chinese Drywall Settlement Case

$24 Million

We have recovered $24 million on the largest individual Chinese drywall settlement case.

Marriott Vacation Club Class Action

$13.3 Million

We have recovered a $13.3 million settlement for Deceptive Trade Practices at Marriott Vacation Club.

Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in Wilmington, NC

If You Were Abused by a Priest, We Can Help Light the Way Forward

It’s no longer a secret that sexual abuse from members of the clergy was rampant for decades, poisoning the lives of countless children and virtually destroying faith in the Catholic church. Until recently, the statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases had prevented many victims from coming forward and filing a lawsuit – but that all changed on January 1st, 2020.

Rhine Law Firm, P.C. can help you understand and make the most of North Carolina’s new legislation.

The North Carolina Lookback Window

On January 1, 2020, North Carolina Senate Bill 199 went into effect, immediately allowing victims of child sex abuse to file lawsuits beyond the original statute of limitations. Two of the major changes that were implemented as part of this landmark piece of legislation include:

  • There is now a 2-year “lookback” window where the statute of limitations is entirely waived for child sex abuse lawsuits
  • Until this new legislation, once you turned 21, you waived your rights to file a lawsuit. Now, you have until age 28.

With over $4 billion of compensation already awarded throughout the U.S. for cases within the statute of limitations, this new legislation can now help victims who suffered in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s who were unable to seek justice – until now.

Our North Carolina clergy abuse attorneys can help you obtain the damages you deserve. Contact us today to get started.

Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse or molestation as a child, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the justice you deserve. Eight states throughout the U.S. have taken part in this new legislation, and victims throughout the country are finally being given the right to step forward and bring these sordid criminal acts to light.

At Rhine Law Firm, P.C., our acclaimed North Carolina attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of child sex abuse and understand the delicate, traumatizing nature of the crime. We will treat you with compassion, privacy, and most of all – the help you need.

When you are ready, call us at (910) 772-9960 to schedule a confidential consultation. Our case reviews are free of charge and can also be scheduled online.

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Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7: Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673) Online chat: online.rainn.org Español: rainn.org/es

NC Coalition For the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

For more information contact Suzanne Metcalf at 919-829-8009.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 This group provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.

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