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Victims File Lawsuit Against Rockefeller University on First Day Child Victims Act Takes Effect

A one-year window for filing old civil claims for child sexual abuse opened at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, August 14th. Hundreds of child sexual abuse victims exercised their legal rights under the Child Victims Act (CVA) to finally seek justice. One of these lawsuits was against Rockefeller University (“Rockefeller”) for allowing Reginald MacGregor Archibald, a leading

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New Lawsuit Reveals More Sexual Allegations Against Boy Scouts of America

On August 5th, a former Boy Scout filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), alleging that the organization failed to protect them against sexual abuse at the hands of troop leaders and others in positions of power. This lawsuit, along with the long-running alleged sexual abuse scandal, has prompted the BSA to

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Jeffrey Epstein Accusers Eligible to File Suit Under the New York Child Victims Act

Women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as minors will be eligible to bring civil claims for one year starting mid-August under New York Child Victims Act. While the charges against Epstein are from more than a decade ago, the victims – then children and now young women – are no less entitled

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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Giving Sex Abuse Victims More Time to Sue

New Jersey has joined New York and several other states in expanding the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation easing restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court. The impact this law will have cannot be overstated as it

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Jewish Summer Camps’ Response to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a problem that lurks in almost every place and every institution, even in Jewish summer camps. In order to assist in putting an end to sexual abuse, it is time to discuss the challenge openly, explore its roots, and find ways to address it and prevent it. Camp Ramah, a large Jewish

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