New York survivors of check sexual abuse can now bring claims. Lawyers for survivors of child sex abuse can now file lawsuits on behalf of their adult victims, NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO THE ABUSE occurred.
Hundreds of Catholic priests have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of children and until now have escaped liability.
The Catholic Church has paid millions to abuse survivors. For decades, they covered up the extent of priest abuse in New York?
In the past there was no legal recourse for people who were abused as kids, because the statute of limitations prevented civil cases from being filed after just a few years. That now changes under New York’s Child Victims Act which will open a one-year look back window for survivors to bring claims against priests and the Catholic Church.