Author: TLC

New York Expands Anti-SLAPP

The new New York Anti-SLAPP law affords greater protections to sexual violence survivors and reporters”. In recent, we have seen an increase in defendants in sexual violence cases bringing strategic lawsuits against public participation or “SLAPP” lawsuits which are intended to harass, intimidate, threaten, and deter survivors from bringing lawsuits. We often see these in […]
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Rochester Bankruptcy CVA Claims Form Deadline August 13

On September 12, 2019 (the “Petition Date“), The Diocese of Rochester filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtor’s bankruptcy case was assigned case no. 19-20905 and is pending before the Honorable Paul R. Warren in the Western District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court“). Additional information about the bankruptcy case may be obtained […]
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CVA Claims Can Now Be Filed Until August 14, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S7082/A9036) extending the look back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act, regardless of when or how long ago the alleged abuse occurred. Since going into effect last year, the Child Victims Act has provided an avenue for justice for thousands of survivors. Due to […]
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Transgender Rights

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, handing the movement for L.G.B.T. equality a long-sought and unexpected victory. Read The Full Article
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