Ads spike interest to sue over clergy sex abuse

Attorneys are blitzing TV and radio airwaves and billboards with ads promising to help child sex abuse survivors sue their abuser or the institution that employed them. The interest is prompted by the April release of the Maryland attorney general's report on clergy child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Baltimore and a new state law that eliminated the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit. The advertising provides a six-month window to prepare and file a case once the law takes effect, but it is widely believed the cases may be put on hold until challenges to the new law are settled.