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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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Clergy Abuse

Decades of Combined Experience with Clergy Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse by clergy occurs at an alarming rate. Religious institutions provide a sexual predator the opportunity to groom victims in a setting where there is an implied trust. This breach of trust is one of the reasons sexual abuse by clergy is particularly harmful to the victim.

Our attorneys are experienced at handling sexual abuse cases against various religious institutions, including but not limited to the Roman Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, the Episcopal Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), and Judaism.

Click on one of the Clergy Sexual Abuse practice areas on the left to learn more about our firm’s commitment to survivors of sexual abuse by religious authorities.

Sexual abuse has long-lasting effects on those who are victims, as well as on their families and loved ones. When the victim is a child or a vulnerable adult, the harmful effects can be even more devastating.

Learn how the newly passed New York Child Victims Act could revive a claim that had previously been excluded due to the statute of Limitations

 

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