Child Victims Act Deadline Extended! On August 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed an extension that gives abuse survivors another year (until mid-August 2021) to file a civil claim for the abuse they suffered *regardless* of their current age. Please remember this extension does *not* apply to defendants who file for bankruptcy — a bankruptcy judge may set a much shorter deadline for people to file claims against a bankrupt defendant. For example, people with claims against the Boy Scouts of America must file their claim with the bankruptcy court by November 16, 2020, or else they will likely lose any claim they may have against the Boy Scouts, including any right they may have to compensation in the bankruptcy. The same is true for people with claims against the Diocese of Rochester — they must file their claim with the bankruptcy court by August 13, 2020. There will likely be a similar deadline for people with claims against the Diocese of Buffalo and the Diocese of Syracuse.
If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, please contact us via this page to learn your options and ensure your legal rights are protected. We strive to provide our clients with as many options as possible, including resolving their claim informally or filing a lawsuit if settlement discussions are not successful.
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