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The Impact of the Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Filing on Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on February 17, 2020. This filing complicates an already complicated situation for survivors of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Scout leaders and other adults within the organization who were planning on filing suit under New York’s Child Victims Act. These lawsuits must now

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New York Legislature Votes to Extend the Lookback Window Under Child Victims Act

On May 27, 2020, the New York Legislature voted to extend the lookback window of the Child Victims Act (CVA) for an additional year until August 14, 2021. This passage happened quickly in response to criticism that Gov. Cuomo exceeded his executive authority in issuing an Executive Order that extended the CVA lookback window until

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Child Abuse Victims Advocate for the Need to Extend the Lookback Window Under the Child Victims Act

As the nation’s hardest hit metro area, New York has seen tremendous changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Cuomo has led efforts in responding to the crisis with an aggressive stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential businesses and many courts statewide. The closure of courts and law offices has especially impacted the rights

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Boy Scouts of America Filed for Bankruptcy Amidst Sex Abuse Lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on February 17, 2020 amidst several expensive sex-abuse lawsuits. The BSA intends to use the bankruptcy filing to “equitably compensate victims” of abuse while keeping the organization from folding. The bankruptcy filing will halt ongoing lawsuits pending the decision. Although the organization is

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