New Docuseries On Sex Abuse Within Jehovah’s Witnesses To Premiere

2020-02-07T14:58:04-04:00February 7th, 2020|Attorney Updates, Child Victims Act News, Sex Abuse Attorney|

A shocking report revealed the existence of a secret database listing the names of tens of thousands of child molesters within Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organization allegedly directed elders in all U.S. congregations to send detailed reports on members facing an accusation of child sex abuse to its headquarters, keeping all names within the

New NYS Sexual Abuse SOL Window to Open in 5 Months

2019-03-12T11:36:46-04:00March 4th, 2019|Attorney Updates, Child Victims Act News, Sex Abuse Attorney|

Gov. Cuomo signed the NYS Child Victims Act into law over two weeks ago. The new law creates a one year, statute of limitations window for previously time-barred lawsuits. This new SOL window will open in approximately five months, giving victims of childhood sex abuse a new chance to pursue justice. Martin, Harding

Cuomo signs law allowing child sex abuse victims to sue as adults

2019-03-12T11:41:14-04:00February 14th, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was scheduled Thursday to sign the Child Victims Act — a law that will make it easier for New Yorkers who were victims of sex abuse as kids to sue for damages as adults. The bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature last month, extends the statute of limitations for reporting

They Were Sexually Abused Long Ago as Children. Now They Can Sue in N.Y.

2019-03-12T11:41:28-04:00January 29th, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

ALBANY — For more than a decade, victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York have asked lawmakers here for the chance to seek justice — only to be blocked by powerful interests including insurance companies, private schools and leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Jewish communities. As activists and Democratic officials

State Lawmakers Expected to Pass Child Victims Act on Monday

2019-03-12T11:41:45-04:00January 27th, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said the Child Victims Act is a priority on his legislative agenda this year, and with Democrats controlling the State Senate, it's expected to be signed into law as soon as Monday. "I think for prior victims it's very important because the average victim doesn't come forward until [age] 50

Supporters of Child Victims Act confident bill will pass in 2019

2019-03-12T11:42:00-04:00January 21st, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Supporters of the Child Victims Act are celebrating what they believe will be final passage of the bill meant to provide justice for victims of sexual abuse. Gary Greenberg, the driving force behind the Child Victims Act, says New York State needs to eliminate the statute of limitations. “There should

Child Victims Act: Here’s how it could let survivors seek justice in New York

2019-03-12T11:42:11-04:00January 21st, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

New York is closer than ever before to giving victims of child sexual abuse a chance to sue their attackers and the institutions that harbored them, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democrats who lead the Senate and Assembly have all vowed to support the Child Victims Act,

Child Victims Act getting a hard second look amid concerns

2019-03-12T11:42:21-04:00January 21st, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

Just as a bill to empower victims of child sexual assault appeared ready for quick passage under the new Democratic majority in the State Senate, the measure is getting a hard second look even by its supporters. The Assembly's Democratic majority easily passed the Child Victims Act for the past two years and Gov.

What the Child Victims Act could mean for NY sex abuse investigations |

2019-03-12T11:42:31-04:00January 21st, 2019|Child Victims Act News|

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has listed among his priorities in 2019 passing the Child Victims Act, legislation that would widen the timetable for child sex abuse victims to press charges, a bill that has been kicked around in Albany for over a decade. Senate Democrats, who will take over control of their chamber in January, have signaled support...