Despite a ban on new lawsuits imposed during the coronavirus outbreak, New York State’s Unified Court System will give survivors of child sex abuse an opportunity to file their claims before time runs out on a “look-back window” opened for older accusations, according to a state court spokesman. 

There’s no specific date on when survivors will be able to file, but New York court system spokesman Lucian Chalfen said they will make an accommodation to allow new cases to be filed under the Child Victims Act before the deadline in August.

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