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Hightower v. Catholic Bishop of Sacramento, B182153

Sustaining of defendant's demurrers for expiration of the statute of limitations, in case involving allegations of sexual abuse committed on plaintiff by a Catholic priest in the early 1970s, is affirmed over claims that: 1) plaintiff's notice of intent to sue filed on date statute of limitations ran was sufficient for timely filing of action; and 2) delayed discovery of plaintiff's cause of action, and the fact that he was a prison inmate, both extended the statute of limitations, and made the April 2004 complaint timely.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2006
  • Published 08/31/2006


  • RUBIN, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas A. Hightower, in pro. per., for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sweeney & Greene LLP, James F. Sweeney, Stephen J. Greene, Jr., Sacramento, and Stephen R. McCutcheon, Jr., for Defendant and Respondent.
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