New law gives victims of childhood abuse time to file lawsuit

Dozens of lawsuits were filed Wednesday as the Child Victims Act went into effect.

News 12 Staff

Aug 14, 2019, 9:26 PM

Updated 1,744 days ago

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Dozens of lawsuits were filed Wednesday as the Child Victims Act went into effect.
Anyone claiming to be sexually abused as a child now has a year to file a civil lawsuit against the alleged abuser and/or the abuser's organization.
Under the new law one-year window, a suit can be filed regardless of how long ago the alleged abuse took place.
The Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and hospitals are all expected to face lawsuits.
 


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