NY Child Victims Act and Boy Scouts Of America Bankruptcy

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…

NY Child Victims Act Extended to January 14, 2021

NY Child Victims Act Extended to AUGUST 14, 2021

NY Child Victims Act Extended to August 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…

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

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,…