Child Victims Act

In Twersky v. Yeshiva University et al, 2022 NY Slip Op 00366 (NY App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 20, 2022), the New York Appellate Division, First Department reversed a lower court decision permitting 33 Child Victims Act (CVA) plaintiffs to proceed under pseudonyms. The court summarized the law as follows: Several New York courts “have…

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In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned J.C. v. Robert Allen Zimmerman a/k/a Bob Dylan (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 951450/2021), the plaintiff – proceeding pseudonymously – asserts (under the Child Victims Act and pursuant to CPLR 214-g and 22 NYCRR § 202.72) that the defendant sexually abused her over a six-week period between April and…

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In Doe v. Macfarland, 2019 NY Slip Op 29380 (NY Sup. Ct. Rockland County Dec. 10, 2019), the court addressed an issue that comes up in the context of, among other types of cases, those involving claims under New York’s newly-enacted Child Victims Act – namely, whether the plaintiff may proceed anonymously. The Child Victims…

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