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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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Judaism

Judaism

Doing Groundbreaking Work to Vanquish Shame and Overcome Stigma

Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community

For many years, incidents of childhood sexual abuse by rabbis and teachers in the Jewish community were a well-kept secret. Recently, there has been significant attention drawn to this issue. In some cases, it has been discovered that yeshivas and other Jewish community centers allowed rabbis who had sexually abused children to continue working with youth. Our lawyers were among the first in the United States to file lawsuits against a yeshiva as a result of its failure to protect children from a rabbi with a history of child sexual abuse allegations.

In the Jewish faith, the rabbis and religious school leaders are held in high regard and children are routinely entrusted in their care. When this trust is betrayed by sexual abuse, the resulting damage can be staggering. Within certain insular Jewish communities, there is a “stigma” associated with being a sexual abuse victim. Fortunately, the silence on child abuse in the Jewish community is now breaking and survivors have the courage to come forward to report their abusers and to make a safer community.

Our attorneys have handled cases against yeshivas and temples by bringing legal claims against them for the negligent hiring, retention and supervision that led to the sexual abuse of the children entrusted to its care.

 

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