The New York Child Victims Act was signed by Governor Cuomo on February 14, 2019. It eliminates the statutes of limitations that prevented many victims of childhood sexual abuse from getting justice. This law removes those limitations for prosecuting these crimes civilly. It also removes limitations to filing civil lawsuits for damages against institutions and organizations that allowed the abuse to happen. There is also a look-back period of one year. This look-back is open to all victims who were younger than 18 years old at the time of the abuse and who were excluded from filing lawsuits before due to time period or current age constraints.
This database contains information about clergy members and individuals associated with the Catholic Church who have been accused of sexually abusing children. It provides an overview of the allegations, details about the alleged abusers, and the churches and parishes where they worked. Go to the Church Child Sex Abusers Database
We are Weitz & Luxenberg, a national team of attorneys dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse. We help victims recover compensation they can use to help rebuild their lives. Through these efforts, our broader goal is to change the broken systems that allowed abuse to take place in the first place and prevent perpetrators from causing more harm.
Our team is composed of more than 100 attorneys in an almost 500-person law firm with three decades of experience. We have years of experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We also have the resources necessary to confront large, well-financed organizations and get results.
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