Child Victims Act News

Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Seen as New York Opens Door for Victims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and …

Proposed Settlement Would Provide $300K to Each Victim of Sex Abuse by Clergy

Insurers and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester have agreed on a schedule for discovery and a bankruptcy court trial regarding a proposed $147 million settlement to cover sex abuse claims against the church. The proposed settlement was reached after …

Child Abuse Claims Lead Buffalo Diocese into Bankruptcy

The Diocese of Buffalo, New York, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing child abuse lawsuits that resulted in financial uncertainty. New York State passed legislation in January 2019 that modified the statute of limitations on child abuse claims, allowing …

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

Change in N.Y. State Law to Usher in ‘Tidal Wave’ of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child Victims …

New York to Ease Statute of Limitations for Child Molestation

A bill to extend the statute of limitations on child molestation to give victims more time to seek justice is expected to easily pass the New York legislature Monday. The scheduled vote on the Child Victims Act in the Democrat-led …