At least 150 sex abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions under Child Victims Act


September 24, 2021

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A view outside Yeshiva University in New York City, March 4th, 2020.

(JTA) - At least 150 child sex abuse lawsuits were filed against Jewish institutions in New York over the past two years under a special law that temporarily lifted the statute of limitations barring old claims, according to an analysis of the New York court system by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.  

This look-back window for reviving allegations was created by the Child Victims Act of 2019 and it led to a dramatic wave of lawsuits that peaked just ahead of the Aug. 14 deadline. Survivors took advantage of the CVA window to file nearly 11,000 civil suits against individuals and institutio...

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