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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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In-Depth Interview with Sex Abuse Attorney Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a trial lawyer who specializes in helping survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. For over two decades now, Jeff has represented more than 1,000 victims of all ages, and he prides himself in making a significant difference for children in particular. Today, Herman Law has some of the nation’s leading childhood sexual abuse attorneys who are not afraid to be pioneers in the legal industry and champions of their clients’ rights.

The foundation of Herman Law was laid in 1997 when Jeff was a commercial litigator. A mother, whose autistic 4-year-old son was abused at pre-school, did not know who to turn to for support. To help the mother, Jeff decided to personally look into the matter. He discovered that the child was abused by a convicted pedophile whom the school hired—an incredibly surprising find considering that schools should provide a safe and educational atmosphere for kids. What is even worse, Jeff quickly learned, is that this type of irresponsible hiring happens all the time, across many institutions that work with kids.

“One of the things people say to me is, ‘Why are there so many daycare cases?’ I say it’s like, why do bank robbers rob banks? That’s where the money is. Kids are being abused in daycares because that’s where pedophiles are going,” explained Jeff.

 

https://gazetteday.com/2018/05/depth-interview-jeff-herman-herman-law/.

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