Absolutely. There are numerous people turned down by IRCP that are filling civil suits. Often times the difference is that when you go into the IRCP youre not represented by a lawyer; youre just talking to the church, so when you say, When I was 10 years old, Father Jones molested me, and they say well we dont know anything about that and its just your word and I dont think that makes sense. But you can go see a lawyer and the lawyer has the information that Oh wow with Father Jones weve got six other people who say father jones molested them. Thats the information the lawyer has that the lawyer can get through discovery that you dont have. If youve been turned down by the IRCP you can absolutely call a lawyer for them to tell you based on your individual circumstances whether or not they think you have a case.
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