Pennsylvania litigants who flocked to New Jersey after the state relaxed its statute of limitations for victims of childhood sex abuse may not find the court rolling out the welcome mat.

After New Jersey’s law went into effect in December 2019, dozens of suits were filed by adults who were abused during childhood, including at least eight against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and two against the Diocese of Allentown. The suits generally claim priests from Pennsylvania parishes sexually abused the plaintiffs at locations in New Jersey.

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