Angelo A. Stio, III, a partner in and vice chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, was quoted in the May 3, 2019 Law360 article, "NJ Bill Would Open up Public Entities to Abuse Suits."
While the legislation is expected to generate more sexual abuse lawsuits against public and private institutions in the coming years, the cases may still prove challenging for both sides, according to Angelo A. Stio III of Pepper Hamilton LLP, who has defended entities in such matters.
Stio noted that, given the passage of time in some instances, records and witnesses may no longer be around.
"It is two litigants who develop the facts and they present it to an impartial jury or a judge on a full factual record so that they can make a determination," Stio said. "If there's not witnesses, if there's not documents that are still around, it makes it more difficult."