Hundreds of lawsuits expected in New York after statute lifted on old child abuse cases

The Hill

The state of New York on Wednesday began a one-year waiver of statute of limitations on civil child sex abuse lawsuits, with hundreds of lawsuits expected to be filed on the first day, according to The Associated Press.

The state legislature earlier this year passed the Child Victims Act (CVA), which allowed the one-year “lookback” window.

The Marsh Law Firm and Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, which is representing Vajda, is also representing Raul Diaz, who alleges abuse by his scoutmaster, in his suit against the Boy Scouts.

The firm is also representing 45 plaintiffs who claim in a lawsuit that Rockefeller University allowed Dr. Reginald Archibald, who is alleged to have sexually abused more than a thousand children over four decades at Rockefeller University Hospital, to continue in his role long after a grand jury investigation by the New York County District Attorney’s office.

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