Friday, December 30
By The News Service of Florida
The state Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a case involving allegations about sexual abuse by priests in the 1980s in South Florida.
The plaintiff in the case, identified by the initials W.D., filed a lawsuit in Broward County against the Archdiocese of Miami and the St. Bernadette Home & School Association Inc., alleging he was sexually abused by three priests while he was a child.
A circuit judge dismissed the complaint, at least in part finding the lawsuit was barred by a statute of limitations.
A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal upheld the circuit judge’s ruling, prompting the plaintiff to go to the Supreme Court.
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