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NY gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers.
The law known as the Child Victims Act loosens one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on molestation cases. It also creates a one-year litigation window for victims to file lawsuits.
The legislation was blocked for the past decade by Republicans who controlled the state Senate. Democrats took control of the chamber in the November elections, and the Senate and Democrat-controlled...
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Cuomo signs law allowing child sex abuse victims to sue as adults

Cuomo signs law allowing child sex abuse victims to sue as adults

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Gov. Cuomo was scheduled to sign the Child Victims Act Thursday - a law that will make it easier for New Yorkers who were victims of sex abuse as kids to sue for damages as adults. The bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature last month, extends the statute of limitations for reporting sex...
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Child Victims Act signed into law

2 monthes ago   |   By Times Union

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed New York's Child Victims Act into law on Thursday, extending the statute of limitation for victims of childhood abuse who pursue civil and criminal charges against their perpetrators.
The bill signing took place in the New York Daily News' Manhattan newsroom. The New York City tabloid had crusaded for child victims and their advocates for years, shaming lawmakers and opponents to the bill on its front cover and in editorial pages as the bill stalled in the Senate.
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