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Case against Ohio children services agency dismissed due to statute of limitations

Posted on February 21st, 2013 No Comments

A lawsuit filed in September 2012 against an Ohio children services agency and a former employee was dismissed by a federal judge who stated that the statute of limitations had passed for this claim.

Akron Judge John R. Adams determined in early February that the sexual assault case filed against Trumbull County Children’s Services former employee Rita Watson by Shamia Fudge, Kenya Kennedy, and a third plaintiff identified only as T.W. had reached its statute of limitations as the women turned 18 more than two years before the case was filed.

Furthermore, Adams made a note that the case should be a personal injury case, not a sexual assault case; thereby the Ohio statute of limitations of two years, rather than 12 for a sexual assault case, will apply.

The plaintiffs accused the defendant of bringing “at least two of them” to her apartment and engaging them in sexual acts.

Whether you’ve been sexually assaulted or suffered a personal injury, you do not deserve to shoulder this burden alone. Talk to a lawyer from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, about taking legal action to hold the party accountable for your suffering liable. Call 513-321-7733 to discuss your situation.

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