July 1, 2013

Lawsuits against Kevin Clash — the Elmo puppeteer — are dismissed as time barred.

The judge rejected the argument that the statute of limitations period should begin to run when they discovered the extent of the harm they suffered.
But U.S. District Judge John Koeltl [wrote:] "Congress provided an exception to the six year prohibition for plaintiffs under a legal disability and provided that such minors would have an additional three years to bring a claim after they turned eighteen.... This exception, combined with Congress’s failure to adopt a discovery rule in the face of statutes with explicit discovery rules and state sexual abuse statutes providing for application of a discovery rule, indicate that Congress did not provide for a discovery rule under Section 2255, and none should be implied."

9 comments:

kentuckyliz said...

Of course, the rules for Catholic priests are entirely suspended.

Baron Zemo said...

Cool.

Now he can become a Scoutmaster.

After all he has lots of experience with kids.

What could go wrong?

Humperdink said...

Jerry Sandusky ... call home.

Basil said...

What no "saving" construction? Calling Justice Roberts!!!

bpm4532 said...

Play the gay card - get out of jail free!

Emil Blatz said...

Does the time run from the moment you knew, or should have known that Kevin Cash was up your ass, or...?

Baron Zemo said...

One question.

How come nobody is posting on this thread?

Yeah I thought so.

Eric said...

I see nothing wrong with this guy's lifestyle. What are you, some kind of bigot?

Achilles said...

Baron Zemo said...
One question.

How come nobody is posting on this thread?

Yeah I thought so.

7/1/13, 11:44 PM

There is nothing to say. There isn't even a devils advocate position on this topic to take.

But if you wait long enough you will see some SSM posts and some straw men created.