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Childhood sexual abuse lawsuits hampered by court shutdown

With New York’s courts on pause and the clock ticking on the Child Victims Act’s look back window, Governor Cuomo took executive action to extend the window. ... more

State judge upholds constitutionality of Child Victims Act

A state judge on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of New York's landmark law that lifted the statute of limitations on sexual abuse claims from years ... more

Judge throws out constitutional challenge to Child Victims Act

ALBANY – A state Supreme Court justice ruled on Wednesday that New York's Child Victims Act, which has given survivors of sexual abuse the ability to file ... more

Child Victims Act Does Not Violate Diocese's Due Process Right, Nassau Justice Rules

The Child Victims Act does not violate the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre’s due process right under New York’s constitution, a Nassau County Supreme ... more

Child Victims Actions May Be Filed Before Window Closes, Despite New Lawsuit Ban, Court Official Says

Despite a ban on new lawsuits imposed during the coronavirus outbreak, New York State’s Unified Court System will give survivors of child sex abuse an opportun... more

Pandemic Stalls CVA Cases in NYC

The Child Victims Act (CVA), which was enacted last year, is widely lauded for opening up the time frame for victims of child sexual abuse to file lawsuits over ... more

Window Opens to File Abuse Claim

There are many reasons that victims of childhood sexual abuse may not have filed charges against their abusers. One reason could be that the time allotted by a ... more

New York Lawmakers Decline Chance to Extend 'Look-Back Window' in Child Victims Act

State lawmakers took a pass last week on extending a one-year legal window that allowed survivors of child sex abuse to sue over decades-old allegations.  ... more

Child Victims Act: Time running out for lawyers, accusers with hundreds more cases pending

The New York window for filing Child Victims Act suits ends in August, but one prominent law firm is calling for a one-year extension. Perhaps most disturbing, ... more

Buffalo Catholic Diocese files for bankruptcy

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has announced the formal filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in federal court, under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Code. The move ... more

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover ... more

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 deadline ... more