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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 deadline ... more

Five former D&C paperboys now claim sexual abuse by newspaper employee

Four more one-time Democrat and Chronicle paperboys have sued the newspaper and its corporate owners, accusing them of hiring a circulation department employee who ... more

Child sexual abuse survivors deal with bankruptcy, old evidence after laws extend statute of limitations

Although lawsuits like his may provide catharsis, they offer no promise of speedy legal relief. In some cases, independent corroborating evidence is gone ... more

How could a dad live on a college campus? Questions grow in Sarah Lawrence sex-cult scandal

The indictment accusing Larry Ray of preying on Sarah Lawrence College students — in a stunning web of manipulation, extortion, sex-trafficking ... more

Leader, lawyer react to Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - After being hit by lawsuits amounting to millions and millions of dollars, the Boys Scouts of America is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptc... more

Local, national Boy Scouts sued over ex-leader's alleged sexual abuse

A lawsuit has been filed against Boy Scouts of America and Heart of Ohio Council in Richland County Common Pleas Court, accusing the organizations of failing ... more

Retired Bishop with Alzheimer’s will testify in Rochester Diocese bankruptcy case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Retired Rochester Bishop Matthew Clark will deposed to testify in an upcoming hearing for the Diocese of Rochester’s bankruptcy ... more

Hurry up and wait: Lawyers, survivors see little motion on early CVA cases

ALBANY – Six months after the Child Victims Act went into effect, survivors and lawyers say hundreds of lawsuits have stalled in the pre-trial discovery stages... more

NY Lawsuit Targets Shuttered Sex Marketplace Backpage

A woman who says she was exploited for years starting at age 12 by a sex trafficker who used the shuttered website to sell her is suing the founders ... more

Attorney Discusses Level Of Response To Groundbreaking ‘Child Victims Act’ Jennifer Freeman shares her insight on the law, which opens a one-year window for molestation claims to be filed no ... more

Statute of Limitations Can Thwart Child Sex Abuse Victims' Search For Justice: Lawyer

A decades-old sex abuse investigation into a retired Sarasota pastor is raising questions about Florida's statute of limitations law and how it affects a victim's ... more

Surge of new abuse claims threatens church like never before

It’s a financial reckoning playing out in such populous Catholic strongholds as New York, California and New Jersey, among the eight states that go the furthest ... more