New York State passes Child Victims Act

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UPDATE (01/29/2019) – The state Senate passed the Child Victims Act 63 to nothing.

The new law does away with the statutes of limitations that prevented abuse victims from going to court to seek damages and it includes a one-year “look-back window” that will allow others who weren’t able to sue in the past to file fresh claims.

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The New York State legislature is in the process of passing the Child Victims Act, more than a decade after the bill was introduced.

The bill would extend the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases involving victims of childhood sexual abuse.

As Lexi Nahl of our sister station WTEN in Albany reports, the bill seems destined for passage now that Democrats control both the Assembly and Senate…

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