Child Victims Act News

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 …