"Lookback" Window Ending in NY For Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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New York's "lookback" window concerning survivors of child sexual abuse is coming to an end on Saturday.

State law opened up a window permitting survivors to sue people and institutions for abuse that dates back to the 1970s and earlier, even thought statues of limitations may have expired. Now, attorneys are scrambling to get claims in under the deadline, with some saying the lookback window should be extended further. Last year Governor Cuomo extended the period by 12-months citing the COVID-19 pandemic, while lawmakers in Albany have considered the Adult Survivors Act, which would apply to people victimized while over the age of 18.

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