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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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Students with Special Needs

Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse due to difficulties in communicating, disclosing, and protecting themselves from predators. Special needs students are at risk of sexual abuse by predator teachers and staff, as well as other students who have difficulties with boundaries and self-control. Students with special needs, therefore, require that those who are entrusted with protecting them do everything possible to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and time and time again we see special needs schools cut corners and make unsafe decisions for the students who need the most protection.

Herman Law has represented multiple victims of sexual abuse with special needs and understands the delicate nature of such cases. Herman Law has extensive experience representing victims of sexual abuse with special needs, developmental disabilities, and physical impairments, and knows how to successfully handle these cases in the best interest of the victims and their families.

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