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According to a high-profile grand jury report the state Supreme Court released Tuesday, thousands of children were sexually assaulted at Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania. The report documented cover-up efforts by church officials, and said more than 300 predatory priests were able to abuse children for decades.

However, while some attorneys said the report could lead to a wave of new cases, other lawyers were skeptical and said there likely won’t be much effect on sex abuse litigation in Pennsylvania without changes in the law.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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