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IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Jersey Governor Signs Law Helping Survivors of Abuse

By May 13, 2019 No Comments

IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (Senate Bill 477) extending the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims. The new law creates a two-year “window” for victims of child sexual abuse to bring lawsuits that would otherwise be time-barred.

Governmor Murphy told media: “Survivors of sexual abuse deserve opportunities to seek redress against their abusers. This legislation allows survivors who have faced tremendous trauma the ability to pursue justice through the court system.”

Read more here: https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/governor-murphy-signs-legislation-extending-civil-statute-limitations-sexual-abuse-claims-new-jersey/

The new “window” period in New Jersey will open before the end of this year.

Crew Janci LLP is already working with local counsel in New Jersey to represent victims of child sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America, schools, churches, and other youth-serving organizations. We are very proud of our courageous clients who worked very hard to help pass this positive change to the law in New Jersey.

Crew Janci LLP is already helping dozens of victims in New Jersey seek justice and compensation. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of child sexual abuse in the state of New Jersey, get help today. Call Crew Janci LLP for a free confidential consultation at: 1-888-407-0224 or use our confidential contact form.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Peter Janci

About Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.