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A woman who was allegedly sexually abused by a priest in the late 1970s and early 1980s had no way of knowing the extent to which her parish allegedly sought to cover up the abuse until a grand jury report finding a widespread conspiracy at the Diocese of Altoona was published in 2016, a lawyer argued to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in an effort to allow his client’s case to come before a jury, despite it being filed years beyond the statute of limitations.

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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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