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Child Victims Act FAQs

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Anastasia M. McCarthy, attorney in Hurwitz & Fine's Child Victims Act practice group, answers questions recently received in regards to the close of the Look-Back Window and the next steps in CVA cases. 


Adult Survivors Act Passes NYS Senate Judiciary Committee

Friday, May 14th, 2021

A newly proposed law in the New York State Senate, which would provide a one-year lookback window for adult survivors of sexual assault, was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.  The proposed law, known as the Adult Survivors Act (“Act”), would implement a one-year lookback window for individuals who were sexually assaulted as adults to file claims against their abusers, even if the statute of limitation has already expired. 


NYS Governor Cuomo Extends the Child Victims Act Lawsuit Window to August 14, 2021

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

As of August 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into legislation (S7082/A9036) extending the “look-back” period of the Child Victims Act, which was set to expire on August 14, 2020, to August 14, 2021.


Legislative Updates - June 2020

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

With the New York lawmakers returning to work, the NYS Legislature has been working to address a number of timely issues, including the (until recently) quickly dwindling CVA lookback window and a multi-bill package intended to reform New York's various law enforcement agencies. 


Governor Cuomo Announces Intention to Extend Child Victims Act Lookback Period

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Governor Cuomo announced that the CVA “lookback” window would be extended by five months, now closing on January 14, 2021.


City & State New York: Attorney Dan Kohane Quoted in "Coronavirus Leaves Child Victims Act Cases in Limbo"

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Advocates and attorneys have noted that it remains unclear whether NY on PAUSE applies to the Child Victims Act look-back window. Attorney Dan Kohane is quoted on how this will affect insurance companies in the article "Coronavirus leaves Child Victims Act cases in limbo" in the May 4, 2020 edition of City & State New York.


The Right To Refill, Senate Bill S. 6813 and an analysis of a plaintiff’s right to litigate anonymously.

Friday, November 15th, 2019

A pending bill was just introduced at the end of October 2019 that has some interesting implications on the restaurant industry.  In addition, there are new rulings on issues arising under the Child Victims Act—recently, out of New York County, the Court engaged in a multifactor examination of a plaintiff’s right to litigate anonymously.


Dan Kohane quoted in WSJ article "Insurers Face Wave of Costly Child Sex-Abuse Claims"

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Attorney Dan Kohane is quoted in this week's The Wall Street Journal on the Child Victims Act and the impact on insurance coverage.


Dan Kohane featured in first PLRB podcast

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) interviewed Dan D. Kohane for their first podcast on the subject of the Child Victims Act.


For the Defense: The NYS Child Victims Act Toolkit

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

If you, or an insured, are served with a Summons & Complaint in the coming days, here’s where to start.


Insurance Coverage and The Child Victims Act: The Gauntlet Has Been Dropped

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Archdiocese has filed a lawsuit in the State of New York, Supreme Court, New York County against over 30 insurers who issued insurance policies to the Archdiocese from the early 1950s to 2000.


Anastasia McCarthy Featured in Erie County Bar Association publication

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Attorney McCarthy was featured for her article on "How the Child Victims Act will Impact Public Schools."


In Defense of Schools: The Impact of the Child Victims Act

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Attorney Anastasia McCarthy discusses additional points about the newly signed act.


Best Lawyers Features Anastasia McCarthy

Monday, February 25th, 2019

"What New York's Child Victims Act Means for Public Schools" in February 20, 2019 Best Lawyers Legal Insights.


Anastasia McCarthy Featured in Buffalo Law Journal

Monday, February 25th, 2019

"Child Victims Act extends statute, puts onus on institutions" in February 19, 2019 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal.


NYS Child Victims Act FAQs

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the Child Victims Act became law was signed by Governor Cuomo.