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October 26, 2020
2 Catholic Dioceses File for Bankruptcy Amid Massive Clergy Sex Abuse Litigation

Hundreds of Clergy Abuse Lawsuits Move Catholic Dioceses to Seek Bankruptcy Protection Within hours of one another, two of the country’s largest dioceses filed for bankruptcy after facing waves of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. On October 1, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in Long Island, NY, and the Roman Diocese of Camden in Camden, NJ […]

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August 13, 2020
NEW YORK EXTENDS LOOK BACK WINDOW FOR CHILD VICTIMS ACT

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation extending the Child Victims Act look back window a full year. This look back window completely removes the statute of limitations to file sexual abuse lawsuits for a selected period of time, no matter how long ago the abuse happened. On August 3, Governor Cuomo signed the extension into law, […]

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July 17, 2020
PASTOR OF CALIFORNIA MEGACHURCH LET HIS ADMITTED PEDOPHILE SON WORK WITH KIDS

Congregants of California’s Menlo Church are reeling after learning a youth ministry volunteer confessed to being attracted to minors. What makes the matter even more shocking is the volunteer is Senior Pastor John Ortberg’s son, who told his father about his pedophilia two years ago. Despite the confession, congregants were not officially alerted about the […]

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July 1, 2020
WHO CAN I FILE A CLAIM AGAINST FOR SEXUAL ABUSE?

Child sexual abuse is one of the most horrific crimes anyone can go through. Survivors of abuse often face unimaginable challenges as they grow into adulthood, including emotional, physical, and mental trauma. Because of the devastating impact of sexual abuse, many survivors decide to file a civil claim against abusers and those related to the […]

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May 21, 2020
RULING UNDER CHILD VICTIMS ACT GIVES HOPE TO NY SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

A New York state judge’s ruling supporting the Child Victims Act gives hope to those who have filed sexual abuse claims under the law’s one-year look back window. On May 11, Justice Steven M. Jaeger rejected a bid by the Diocese of Rockville Centre to dismiss 44 sexual abuse claims filed against the diocese under […]

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May 11, 2020
NEW YORK CHILD VICTIMS ACT EXTENDED IN WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow or completely stop America’s justice system, New York legislatures decided to extend the Child Victims Act (CVA), a law that opens up more time for sexual abuse victims to pursue legal action against their alleged abusers. On Friday May 8, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the CVA’s […]

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April 7, 2020
CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: CHILD ABUSE IN ISOLATION

With the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many states have officially ordered or recommended for individuals and families to stay at home, practice strict social distancing measures, and self-isolate if you are at an increased risk of catching the virus. While theses measures are in place to protect people from becoming ill, COIVID-19 […]

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