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New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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Category: Campus Sexual Assault

June 20, 2018

As more women file lawsuits against USC, gynecologist defends himself in letter to The Times

Fourteen more women have sued USC alleging that a campus gynecologist sexually abused them during medical exams and that the university failed to take action when patients and clinic staff complained about his behavior. The new filings brought the total number of women suing the university by Friday afternoon to 21. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-doctor-lawsuits-20180525-story.html
March 19, 2018

High-profile arrest of Northwest Iowa teacher raises awareness of child sexual abuse

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | After former elementary teacher Curtis Van Dam was arrested in October and charged with having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy, emotions ran high in this Sioux County city. Parents of children attending the private Sioux Center Christian School, where Van Dam taught, were upset. So were others in the community, Sioux Center police Chief Paul Adkins said. Van Dam’s arrest and ensuing flood of media coverage did more than cause emotional outbursts. It led to more victims coming forward. Through interviews with children, investigators had identified other potential victims and contacted them. But there were […]
September 19, 2017

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Norwich University

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Norwich University WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against NORWICH UNIVERSITY for negligence leading to the sexual assault of a student by fellow student, Alexander Alvarez. According to the Complaint: LAUREN MORRISSEY and Alexander Alvarez were adult resident students at NORWICH UNIVERSITY in 2016. LAUREN MORRISSEY was sexually assaulted in her dormitory room on November 17, 2016 by Alexander Alvarez. NORWICH UNIVERSITY’s Title IX Office received three complaints of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and/or sexual assault by Alexander Alvarez from […]
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