8 Oct, 2020 Jeff S. Korek 0
On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy filing has had far-reaching implications for survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Scout leaders and other adults within the organization. Even though the organization has addressed victims in its bankruptcy filing, this move has …
11 Nov, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
A new lawsuit has been filed under the New York Child Victims Act against a former employee at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. According to the lawsuit, the accuser, who was admitted to the center at the age of 12, was allegedly sexually assaulted and abused by Marshall Krzos, a …
9 Oct, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
The U.S. Border Patrol has been separating parents from their children at the U.S. and Mexico border and placing some of the children in federally funded foster care homes as an alternative to detention facilities. Some of these migrant children are now filing claims against the U.S. government alleging that they have been sexually abused …
24 Sep, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
Yeshiva University High School is facing allegations of sexual abuse. After years of failed attempts to sue the institution, 38 former students who allege having been sexually abused by three rabbis and other school staff decades ago are now seeking justice by filing suit under the New York Child Victims Act. The victims allege that …
29 Jul, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
New York’s Child Victims Act has exposed institutions and individuals who care for children to civil litigation for claims of child sexual abuse regardless of how long ago the abuse allegedly happened. Before the enactment of this statute, an individual who claimed to have been sexually abused or assaulted as a child was required to …
15 May, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday, May 13, 2019 to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. This new law will significantly impact child victims of …