Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the state’s lookback window for victims of abuse to file civil lawsuits until January 14, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Diocese of Rochester (N.Y.) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 12, according to the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester.
New York state’s Child Victims Act (CVA) will take effect on Aug. 14, giving those who say they were abused as minors one year to file a civil suit regardless of when the alleged crime occurred.
Recently, some in the Catholic community have called for the excommunication of Governor Andrew Cuomo and those Catholic members of the legislature who supported the change in the law to allow for the termination of a pregnancy up until the moment of birth.
The New York Assembly and Senate approve Child Victims Act Monday, January 28, by an overwhelming majority.