When the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a woman’s decades-old claims against a Catholic diocese, the case was seen as a game-changer for those seeking to pursue abuse cases. But now that the Supreme Court has agreed to review that decision, a final ruling by the justices could impact a broader swath of civil litigation.

The state Supreme Court granted allocatur in a case that gives the justices a chance to evaluate whether the discovery rule should toll the statute of limitations because of a widespread cover-up of the abuses.