New York Legislature Votes to Extend Lookback Window of Child Victims Act
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 …
Boy Scouts of America Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Amid Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits
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 …
New Lawsuit Under CVA Reveals Former Child Psych Center Nurse Sexually Abused Child Patient
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 …
Migrant Children Separated at Border File Claims Against U.S. Government for Sexual Molestation in Federally Funded Foster Care
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 …
2 Victims File Suit Against Church of St. Patrick for Sexual Abuse by Former Priest
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 …
38 Former Students Sue Yeshiva University Over Alleged Sexual Abuse
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 …
Survivors File First Lawsuit Against Rockefeller University as Child Victims Act Takes Effect
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 …
New Lawsuit Reveals More Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Boy Scouts of America
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 …