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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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Public Schools

Public Schools

Because they receive federal funding from the US Government, Public Schools are in most states, protected from liability by what is called “Sovereign Immunity”. This means that public schools either have monetary damage caps or are completely immune from being sued through normal civil lawsuits based upon negligence and other state law claims. Herman Law, however, has successfully, and routinely, found a way to avoid sovereign immunity and sue public schools with no immunity or caps on damages. This is through lawsuits based upon Title IX.

Title IX is a federal gender discrimination law that Herman Law has used to avoid sovereign immunity when suing public schools. In fact, Herman Law paved the way for how to successfully use Title IX in sexual abuse cases against public schools. The preeminent and often cited case that set forth the legal standard for a successful sexual abuse claim against a public school based upon Title IX was won by Herman Law.

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