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Local attorney discusses NY’s Adult Survivors Act

Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 4:20 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring civil lawsuits under a new law.

Local attorney Marcy Robinson Dembs, a partner at Barclay Damon, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Monday to talk about the Adult Survivors Act. Watch her interview above.

The Adult Survivors Act signed by Governor Kathy Hochul will open a one-year “window” for claims that would otherwise be barred by the state’s usual statute of limitations for lawsuits.

The measure is similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions.

The window will open in six months.

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