Local attorney discusses NY’s Adult Survivors Act
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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