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NY Senators ask colleagues to extend Child Victims Act amid COVID-19

Advocates of the Child Victims Act (CVA) as well as child abuse victims themselves are currently urging lawmakers to extend the lookback window of the  Child Victims Act (CVA) for another year, which would give adult victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file legal actions against their perpetrators. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 putting a …

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill easing limit on sex abuse lawsuits

According to WABC TV New York, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. Murphy said in a statement that he recognized …

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Herman Law Firm, P.A.: New York Child Victims Act Window Closing August 13

Survivors Must File Now  NEW YORK, June 23, 2021 (Newswire.com) – After almost two years of being in effect, the statute of limitations extension created by the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) is ending. Survivors have until Aug. 13, 2021, to file any potential claim for damages related to previously time-barred cases. After Aug. 13, 2021, those …

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Schenectady County, child services sued over sex abuse claims; Foster care focus of Child Victim’s Act case

Written By Shenandoah Briere/ The Daily Gazette   The foster care system is systemically flawed, according to a child sex abuse survivor and her attorneys who recently filed a lawsuit against Schenectady County, the Office of Family and Children Services and 10 unnamed individuals. The case, filed under the Child Victim’s Act, is one of …

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Lawsuit: St. Lawrence County negligent in alleged sexual abuse of foster child 50 years ago

By SYDNEY SCHAEFER CANTON — Two foster fathers allegedly sexually abused a young girl in foster care in St. Lawrence County nearly 50 years ago, according to a lawsuit filed against the county last week. The woman, identified as her initials C.I. in court documents, filed suit in state Supreme Court in St. Lawrence County …

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Colorado most recent state to discuss open window for victims of child sex abuse to file claims

Lawmakers in Colorado are discussing opening a window to allow adult victims of child sex abuse to file claims agains their perpetrators. The window of opportunity had previously been closed due to statute of limitations expiring.  Lawmakers are talking about  whether to give victims of child sexual abuse an unlimited time frame to file suits …

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Gardner Dunnan, Former teacher at prestigious Dalton School accused of sexually abusing girl in 1980’s.

Last week a woman, known as the initials J.S., filed a civil suit against the Dalton School,  a prestigious private institution on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  Under the Child Victims Act, a claim can now be made by people to file suits against their abusers, who had previously been unable to file due …

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