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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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WATCH: Jeff Herman Holds Press Conference Announcing Class Action Lawsuit Against Archdiocese of New York

Jeff Herman announced today the filing of a class action lawsuit against the Archdiocese of New York. Mr Herman filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of lead plaintiff Emmett Caldwell which seeks to void the Release he and other victims signed relinquishing their claims for childhood sexual abuse against the Archdiocese of New York, pursuant to the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP).

WATCH the entire press conference below, courtesy of CBS New York.

If you are a victim of childhood sexual abuse in New York, you may have still have a claim no matter how long ago your abuse took place, thanks to the passage of the Child Victims Act. Please contact Herman Law today to learn your rights and determine your options.

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