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New Jersey Passes Bill Removing Statute of Limitations on Sexual Abuse

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On Monday March 25, 2019, the New Jersey legislature passed the Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights. The bill, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy, cleared with final passage in the Assembly at 77-0 despite fierce opposition from the Catholic Church. The bill gives victims of sexual assault in New Jersey significantly more time to file lawsuits against their abusers. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill, which had been stalled in the state legislature for more than two decades. NJ Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights The Sexual Assault Victim’s...

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The 1st Annual Gardiner Foundation Easter Egg Hunt in the Bronx Community

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On April 20th, The Gardiner Foundation is hosting the 1st Annual Gardiner Foundation Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by lawyertime.com. One of the highlights of the event will be 8 grand prizes, including tablets and iPods. The event will take place at St. James Park, located at W. 192nd Street and Jerome Avenue, in the Bronx, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. The egg hunt will be open to all participants between the ages of 4 and 8. About The Gardiner Foundation The Gardiner family turned tragedy into hope and triumph through giving back to the community after losing family...

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Rockefeller University Hospital Sexual Abuse Letters Result in Unique Victim Class Action Lawsuit

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In late 2018, Rockefeller University Hospital, a high-profile New York City research hospital, mailed letters to thousands of possible child abuse victims. The letters asked the recipients to describe interactions they had with Dr. Reginald Archibald, who treated more than 9,000 patients during his 40-year tenure at Rockefeller. One of those letters was sent to Jeffrey Poppel on October 4, 2018. The letter triggered Poppel into reliving his long buried memories of sexual abuse at the hands of Archibald. As a result, the letter also set in motion a unique legal tactic. Poppel is now claiming in a class...

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Upper West Side Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing Five Children

Child Abuse Attorney

Five former Catholic school students have accused Monsignor John Paddack of sexually abusing them when they were boys attending schools and churches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. The men allege that the priest would isolate them from other students, sought to offer them advice in private and then groped them. Sexual encounters, which were similarly described by all five men, include Paddack putting his knee in their groin area, asking them to remove their clothes so he could examine them, and touching their private areas. The men, four of whom wish to remain anonymous, intend to file...

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Victims Catholic Church Abuse Can Seek Justice Under the New Child Victims Act

Child sex abuse victims can seek justice under child victim act in New york

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn revealed a list that names more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse allegations. This is one of the largest disclosures of names among a flood of lists recently published by the church. The list goes back to years of allegations that included priests who had served in the diocese’s vast neighborhood parishes and schools. The disclosures are used as a means to recognize failures and mend ties with Catholics whose relationship with the church has wavered due to its handling of the alleged sex abuse. New York...

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GLK Has Recovered Millions for Sexual Abuse Victims: The Fight Continues

NYC Child Sexual Abuse Attorney

There has been a lot in the news lately about the Child Victims Act and what it means for abuse victims. The law opens the door for victims of child abuse to finally seek justice by filing a civil claim against the perpetrator and the institutions that harbored them. If you or a loved one is a victim of child sexual abuse, you need to hire an attorney who can fight for you. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. fights for the rights of sexually abused children. This aggressive, yet compassionate legal team, has recovered millions for sexual abuse victims....

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BREAKING: Child Victims Act Signed into Law: What It Means for Sexual Abuse Victims

Child Abuse Attorney

Those who are victims of child sexual abuse in New York finally have an opportunity to get the justice they deserve. The Child Victims Act passed in the state legislature on January 28, 2019 and Governor Cuomo signed it into law on February 14th. The new law provides a powerful weapon against child sexual abuse because it extends the time in which victims can file a civil lawsuit. If you or a loved one is a victim of child sexual abuse, it is important to immediately speak with an experienced child sexual abuse attorney in New York to protect...

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How Trucking Companies Can Be Held Responsible In an Accident

New York truck accident | Holding Trucking Companies Liable

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,317 fatalities occurred in 2016 in crashes involving large trucks. This was 5.4% increase when compared to 2015. A collision involving a massive truck can be shocking and devastating for the victim. The sheer size and mass of trucks and tractor trailers result in more serious and even fatal injuries. When a crash involving a truck is caused by the negligence of the trucker or the trucking company, they may be held liable for all of the victim’s past and future medical bills, loss of income, loss...

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