A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a woman who ran away as a teenager and lived with a school security guard for a decade (pdf), agreeing with a lower court judge that the case was filed after the legal deadline.

Tanya Kach resurfaced in March 2006 after secretly living with Thomas Hose, whom she ran away with in February 1996 when she was 14 and he was 38.