On June 3rd, the New York State Senate passed the Adult Survivors Act (ASA), which is a follow–up legislative proposal to the recently enacted Child Victims Act (CVA).
This legislation if passed into law, would create a window of time to allow for the revival of civil lawsuits based on sex crimes against adults which can bring in monetary compensation to victims. This is great news for adult victims of a sex crime who were previously unable to proceed with a lawsuit if their claim was barred by the statute of limitations. Like the CVA, this proposed new law would provide a path to civil justice for those unable or unwilling to assert their rights previously.
While details of the new law remain to be finalized by the New York State legislature with input from Governor Cuomo, the new law would essentially revive a now time–barred claim, in the same way the 2019 CVA revived time–barred claims for child victims of sex abuse.
It seems clear that this law is on track to be passed in some form or another. Those who believe they were the victims of a sex crime while an adult, should contact experienced counsel like Michael F. Rubin, Esq. immediately. It’s important to contact counsel quickly because the window is expected to be open for only a short time and that will make every moment count to properly prepare a case for filing.
If you’d like to discuss a potential Adult Survivors Act claim, please contact Michael Rubin at (646)741–4084 for a free and confidential consultation.