NY Child Victims Act and Boy Scouts Of America Bankruptcy

NY Child Victims Act and Boy Scouts Of America Bankruptcy

On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, a decision with far-reaching implications for survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Scout leaders and other adults within the organization.   Most significantly, if survivors wish to recover damages from the Boy Scouts of America […]

NY Child Victims Act Not a Violation of Due Process

NY Child Victims Act Not a Violation of Due Process

44 lawsuits against the Diocese of Rockville Center in Long Island will move forward as Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Stephen Jaeger recently ruled that the Child Victims Act did not violate the Diocese’s due process rights. The Diocese filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuits against it in the fall of 2019, arguing that the […]

NY Child Victims Act Extended to AUGUST 14, 2021

NY Child Victims Act Extended to January 14, 2021

The New York Child Victims Act’s (CVA) look-back window for victims to file otherwise time-barred cases will be extended until August 14, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a reduction in court services limiting the ability of abuse survivors to file lawsuits and effectively prepare their cases with an attorney. Filing a lawsuit under the CVA […]

Clergy Abuse Settlement Totals

Clergy Abuse Settlement Totals
Were you abused as a child? Watch this video to learn about clergy abuse settlement totals, and how victims have been able to hold the church accountable. Question: How much have child abuse victims recovered from the catholic church? Answer: Most lawsuits against the Catholic diocese in New York have ended in settlement. There have [...]

Child Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations

Child Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations
Watch this educational video to learn about the child sex abuse statute of limitations in New York. Call for a legal consultation to discuss your legal rights. Question: How long does someone have to bring forward a child sex abuse claim? Answer: New York’s Child Victims Act gives expanded rights to survivors of sexual abuse [...]

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
If you were abused by a clergy member, reporting child sexual abuse can be traumatic to relive. Watch this video to learn how we can help you come forward. Question: Why don't victims of child sexual abuse come forward? Answer: There are three reasons why many victims do not file lawsuits against their abusers. First [...]

Suing the Church for Sexual Abuse

Suing the Church for Sexual Abuse
If you were abused by a priest as a child, you might feel that suing the church for sexual abuse is morally wrong. Watch this video to learn why that's not true. Question: Is it morally wrong to sue the church for sexual abuse by a priest? Answer: It is not only your right but [...]

Catholic Church Sex Abuse

Catholic Church Sex Abuse
In the past decade, catholic church sex abuse claims have risen. Watch this video to learn about the newest cases being reported around the Buffalo area. Question: How common is sexual abuse in the catholic church? Answer: Since the 1900s, thousands of priests have been sexually abusing children. It's only been recently in the past [...]

Sex Abuse Victim Claims NY Archdiocese Tricked Him into Accepting a Small Settlement

Sex Abuse Victim Claims NY Archdiocese Tricked Him into Accepting a Small Settlement

Emmett Caldwell, 62, alleged that a clergy member at St. Thomas the Apostle in Manhattan sexually abused him while he was in elementary school. After filing a claim with an independent compensation fund instituted by the Archdiocese of New York in 2016, he was told that $75,000 was the most that he could recover.  Victims’ […]