COURT TO REVIEW MOLESTATION LAWSUIT
The state's highest court has reversed itself and will review a lower court's dismissal of a $150-million lawsuit brought by a man who claims he was sexually abused by Rev. James Quinn, a prominent Roman Catholic priest, as a young boy during the 1960s. John Zumpano's civil lawsuit against Quinn was dismissed in November 2003 by a State Supreme Court judge, who ruled too many years had passed to pursue the allegations. The dismissal was upheld in December by a state appellate court. In May, the Court of Appeals said it would not consider Zumpano's case. But Wednesday, the high court decided it will review the dismissal to determine whether it should be upheld or reversed.
(Utica, New York)