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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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How long will my civil case take?

A civil case will generally take from beginning to end about a year. Now that means that we filed we’ve gotten a case, we’ve investigate it, we filed it and we’re moving into trial. There are many occasions along that process where there might be opportunities to settle a case where there’s mediations and where there’s other conversations taking place. But to actually get a case to trial we’ll set it as quickly as we can, and it generally is about a year. It will differ in different jurisdictions though.

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