Poor Zoltan. He knows so little but pretends to know so much!
He thinks it's news that the bill does not just apply to the church. And he thinks he educating us that claims may be brought against individuals and institutions for abuse that happened "as far back 30-40-50 or even 60 years ago." Ummm, Zoltan, uh, that's the idea.
But you know so little. Before an institution can be held for damages, it first must be proved in a court of law that an institution was COMPLICIT. Second, no lawsuit can be brought forth it must meet the strictures of Rule 11 which states:
By presenting to the court a pleading, written motion, or other paper—whether by signing, filing, submitting, or later advocating it—an attorney or unrepresented party certifies that to the best of the person's knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances:
(1) it is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the cost of litigation;
(2) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions are warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for extending, modifying, or reversing existing law or for establishing new law;
(3) the factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, will likely have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; and
(4) the denials of factual contentions are warranted on the evidence or, if specifically so identified, are reasonably based on belief or a lack of information.
As you can see, this is built-in protection from the frivolous law suits Zoltan and many on his side are claiming to be inevitable. And what happens to an attorney whose case does not meet the provision of Rule 11? Well one thing is this:
If, after notice and a reasonable opportunity to respond, the court determines that Rule 11(b) has been violated, the court may impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that violated the rule or is responsible for the violation. Absent exceptional circumstances, a law firm must be held jointly responsible for a violation committed by its partner, associate, or employee.
So there are two major things which protect institutions: 1) it must be PROVED that the organization is complicit, and two, attorneys and law firms can be sanctioned if they violate Rule 11.
I know that Zoltan is not bright enough to understand any of this so I'm really not addressing him. I'm sharing this for the intelligent people among you so you can challenge your ignorant pastors who are fear-mongering you with bull-crap.
Read more about Rule 11 at: https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_11