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    • @SiouxRanger  Thank you!  Very helpful.  It is rather arbitrary which is what I had missed before.  My home state was toward the more lenient spectrum but my read of the tea leaves was exactly the opposite where the adherence to the statute of limitations would be rather rigid.  Obviously, my tea leaves and some other person's could be substantially different.  Since predicting even large important elections is tricky, predicting changes in a state is very arbitrary.  Your explanation removes the mystery.
    • Right on. Insurance companies cannot be threatened buy mere mortals.  Not by single plaintiff cases.  Hartford might be very concerned but only on account of the mass tort aspect of this.  Even then, it seemed to be able to work a sweet deal to limit its liability. I can easily see insurers paying $0.00 for nuisance value in time-barred states. And finding a lawyer willing to work on a contingency basis facing an expired statute of limitations against an insurance company?  Good luck won't help-you'll need a miracle.
    • Boy, I would love someone to explain to me why National thought this would be simple, and "we'll be out of this by Fall." It ALMOST looks like all of these issues are catching the principal folks (National, TCC, and such) off guard.  (The process we are now in is that the main players are digging deeply into all the minutiae that affects them;  the issues are exploding exponentially and will entangle and consume the litigation process.  It is rapidly becoming a "Gordian Knot."  Alexander the Great untied the Gordian Knot by slicing it in half with his sword, thereby fulfilling prophecy and conquering Asia.  The only person who can untie National's Gordian Knot is the Judge.)   A recorder of deeds office many years ago was run by a group of extremely competent ladies.  Everything they did was perfect.  Not kidding. There was a sign on the wall behind the main counter: "Don't start vast projects with half-vast ideas." And another favorite is: "Don't start a land war in Asia."
    • I am just going to say that given the infinite number of variables in making such an evaluation, the reading of tea leaves must play some part. As an example:  "We rate State A as having an 8% probability of reopening its statute of limitations." How is that 8% determined? There are time considerations in getting the job done.  If 2 or 4 years, then will the political makeup of the legislature change yay or nay?  A new Governor who is more or less likely to sign the bill?  And if vetoed, will the then (in the future political makeup of the legislature) be able to override a veto?  (Say, "Tea leaves.") And, how many abuse survivor claimants will actually file a claim?  Or still be alive to file a claim?  Will the right to file a claim die with the abuse survivor claimant, or survive as an enforceable right held by the estate of the deceased abuse survivor?  Will the executor of the deceased abuse survivor's estate, perhaps after canvassing the estate's beneficiaries, persist in pursuing a now revived claim, or will the beneficiaries elect to just "move on?"  (More tea leaves.) You get the point.   And, that there are different levels to the gray scale means that there are folks who actually think (and perhaps they have sound data to support their scale) that they can put a percentage on each of the infinite (and really, maybe only 10 or 20 significant factors are material to the outcome) factors which would affect the viability of a claim. But if there is science and statistics behind the levels of the gray scale, everyone should be given the benefit of that information.
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