American Lawyer

Herman, the voice for a movement

American Lawyer
Along with the #metoo movement, which has called for accountability against perpetrators of sexual abuse, another movement is gaining steam: the movement against child rape and sexual abuse. In the state of New York figures such as actor Corey Feldman, and athlete Sarah Powers-Barnhard, have rallied with New York Democrats for the Child Victims Act. Sponsored by Manhattan Democrat Brad Hoylman, this bill will look to change the current law in the state of New York that only allows five years for a crime of abuse or rape to be brought to the court. The plaintiff must also be over 18 to bring the case, this means that they only have a window from 18-23 to be able to state the case. The new bill would change this by allowing a one year window for time barred civil action lawsuit...