The New York State Catholic Conference has resumed its fierce lobbying against a bill that would open a one-year window to revive suits for clergy sexual abuse where the statute of limitations has expired. Catholic leaders say the proposal would create a flood of financially ruinous lawsuits, many of which would be decades old. As an alternative, they are promoting a more "fair and balanced" approach that would extend the statute of limitations by two years but not revive older claims.
Church Pushes to Defeat Proposal to Open Window for Older Sex Claims
New York Law Journal
March 6, 2009