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Can i sue a school district

I was molested by a teacher
in 1970-71 at Lincoln
elementary in Manteca can.
They covered it up i was
too embarrassed at the time
to say anything. Im just
now realizing how much it
screwed up my life. Do i
have any recourse

Asked on July 17, 2019 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

In your state (California), you have up to three years from when you discovered that you suffered either physical injury or illness or pyschological illness/damage the abuse. So if you can show (e.g. with therapist testimony) that you suffered psychological harm (e.g. "how much it screwed up my life") and did so within three years of filing the lawsuit, you should be able to sue.


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