5 Jun, 2020 Jeff S. Korek 0
Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate passed more than a dozen bills on Wednesday, May 27th, including a measure giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue the responsible parties. The new bill, once signed into law by Gov. Cuomo, will extend the lookback window of the Child Victims Act …
2 Mar, 2020 Jeff S. Korek 0
On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This filing complicates an already complicated situation. This highly nuanced legal tactic can also confuse people who may not be familiar with this type of bankruptcy, and it can prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal …
30 Sep, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
Two men have accused a priest, who is now dead, of raping them in the rectory at their Brooklyn parish in the 1980s. The lawsuit, was filed in Brooklyn State Supreme Court, names the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Church of St. Patrick. The victims have accused the Rev. John Abrams of raping them when …
17 Aug, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
Hundreds of lawsuits hit state courts across New York on Wednesday, August 14th, the first day the new Child Victims Act was in effect. One of these lawsuits was against Rockefeller University (“Rockefeller”). The lawsuit is lodged against Rockefeller University Hospital, long accused of covering up for Reginald MacGregor Archibald, a leading pediatrician at the …
16 Aug, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are facing new allegations of sexual abuse from approximately 800 men nationwide. The former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit on August 5th alleging that the BSA failed to protect them from sexual abuse at the hands of troop leaders and others in positions of power. The lawsuit claims the …
13 Aug, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
In February 2019, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Child Victims Act (CVA) into law. The Act is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that provides victims of child abuse additional time to file criminal and civil claims. Prior to the passage of this law, child sex abuse victims could file criminal …
16 Apr, 2019 Jeff S. Korek 0
Sexual harassment and abuse lurks its ugly head everywhere – even in summer camps. As NJY Camps, a large Jewish camping network, scrambles to recover from a sexual abuse scandal that brought down its longtime director, another Jewish camp, Camp Ramah, is taking the full-on hug off the table for its counselors.