Child Victims Act

Sexual abuse
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
May 28, 2020 - 6:42 am
The New York state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for residents who were sexually abused as children to file legal claims, citing the upheaval caused by the coronavirus.
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AP News
May 09, 2020 - 11:13 am
New York residents who were sexually abused as children have an additional five months to sue those responsible after Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday extended a filing deadline to make up for curtailed court services during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sexual abuse lawsuits
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Steve Burns
February 15, 2020 - 6:37 pm
In the first six months of New York's Child Victims Act, more than 1,400 abuse lawsuits have been filed. Now, with another six months to go, some lawmakers want to extend the lookback window another year.
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Child Sex Abuse Billboard
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
August 14, 2019 - 10:21 am
Several institutions are being targeted on day one of New York’s Child Victims Act.
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Child Sex Abuse Billboard
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
August 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Thousands of victims of child sex abuse in New York will have the chance to seek civil justice against their alleged abusers beginning Wednesday, when the state’s Child Victims Act takes effect.
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Torah Yeshiva
Dreamstime
March 20, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Nearly three dozen former students at Yeshiva University’s all boys high school are preparing a major lawsuit against the institution, claiming they were sexually abused during their time as students.
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Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act Into Law
Mack Rosenberg/WCBS 880
February 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
The measure, signed on Thursday, was blocked for the past decade by Republicans who controlled the state Senate.
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New York State Capitol
Dreamstime
January 28, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The New York State Legislature is expected to pass legislation Monday that would extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims.
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Sexual Abuse
Dreamstime
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
Victims of child sex abuse are blasting Albany lawmakers and a major insurance company for lobbying against a bill that would make it easier for adult victims of child sex abuse to sue or bring charges against their attackers.
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Albany
Dreamstime
April 02, 2018 - 3:51 pm
The New York state Legislature completed a deal on a budget last week, but the deal did not include the controversial Child Victims Act.
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