Child Victims Act

Four more paperboys sue Democrat & Chronicle, claiming sexual abuse

Four more former Democrat & Chronicle paperboys have sued the newspaper, alleging they were sexually abused by their supervisor while on the job in...
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 12:18pm
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Federal court sets deadline for filing claims against the Rochester Diocese

Law firms representing clients in sex abuse lawsuits against the Rochester Catholic Diocese are urging survivors to file their claim before August 13, a...
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:07am
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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse want more time to file lawsuits

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their allies celebrated the one-year anniversary of passage of the Child Victims Act in New York, but they say...
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Thu, 01/30/2020 - 1:00pm
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2019 Year in Review: Child Victims Act

The Child Victims Act expands the statute of limitations on reporting crimes of childhood sexual abuse for both criminal and civil lawsuits. It also...
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Fri, 12/27/2019 - 5:19am
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Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

(AP) ALBANY - Churches, youth groups, and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse a...
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Tue, 12/24/2019 - 9:00am
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Window opens for filing of lawsuits by childhood sexual abuse survivors

It was an emotional day Wednesday as hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts on the first day of a one-year...
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Wed, 08/14/2019 - 2:02pm
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Alleged victims of child sexual abuse in New York get their long-awaited day in court

Kevin Higley can't remember if it was the summer of 1987 or the summer of 1988, but he does know he was 14 years old and serving as an altar boy at St....
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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:01am
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Yearlong window to file childhood sex abuse lawsuits begins Wednesday

Wednesday is the first day of a yearlong legal window to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue their alleged abusers. Hundreds of cases are...
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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:26pm
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