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insurance claim formNew York recently enacted the Child Victims Act, extending the limitations period to age 55 for victims to bring claims of childhood sexual abuse against their abusers, as well as institutions.

Child sex abuse survivors—regardless of age—have one year from Aug. 14, 2019 to bring civil claims in New York. Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed against major institutions such as the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuits allege that the institutions negligently hired, retained, and/or supervised alleged abusers.

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