Press Release: First Child Victim To Sue Omegle says “You still only care about yourself”

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 at 10:53 pm    

FIRST CHILD VICTIM TO SUE OMEGLE: “YOU STILL ONLY CARE ABOUT YOURSELF” New York, New York (November 9, 2023) – The internet became a safer place last night. Omegle, a website designed to pair children with strangers, is down for good. Founder Lief K. Brooks issued a lengthy statement acknowledging the vast harms Omegle

Hillary Nappi interviewed by the BBC

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2022 at 4:30 pm    

Hach & Rose, LLP attorney Hillary Nappi was recently interviewed by the BBC as a Legal Expert on the Ghislane Maxwell case. Hillary represents sexually abused victims and helps them bring legal action against their abusers.  Since the inception of the Child Victims Act in 2019, sexual abuse cases have been brought to light in both the courts

Hach & Rose Omegle Lawsuit Featured in USA Today

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:30 pm    

Online child sex abuse on sites like Facebook, not just the ‘dark web’: Can they stop it? This article originally appeared on northjersey.com and was written by Dustin Racioppi and Trenton Bureau. Soon after schools in New Jersey switched to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic last March, an

Facebook Plans Instagram for Kids; 44 Attorneys General Urge Against It

Posted on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 3:08 pm    

Facebook has long been under fire for not doing enough to protect children on its platforms. Although Instagram’s policy does not allow children under 13, many children still ignore this rule. Now, Facebook has decided that the solution to this problem is to create a version of Facebook for children only. Instead of focusing their

New York State Senate Passes Adult Survivors Act

Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 8:39 pm    

On June 4, 2021 the New York State Senate passed the Adult Survivors Act (ASA). The ASA is a response to the outcry brought on by the New York Child Victims Act (CVA), which brought justice to those who were minors at the time of their abuse. Even if the statute of limitations had passed,

Hach & Rose Pursues Justice Against Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle

Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 8:37 pm    

The New York Child Victims Act made a real difference in the lives of sexual abuse victims. The Act allows victims of sexual assault a window to bring a suit against their abusers, even if the events occurred many years ago. The attorneys at Hach & Rose are proud to assist survivors of sexual abuse

New York Archdiocese Has Financial Issues Following Lawsuits Filed Under the Child Victims Act; Victims of Others Speak Out

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 9:30 am    

Since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law in February 2019, dioceses throughout the state received lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children by priests and other members. Multiple dioceses were forced to file for bankruptcy due to the costs associated with handling and potentially compensating victims in hundreds of cases. Recently, one of the

Seeking Justice for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse In New York

Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 6:36 pm    

The Child Victims Act, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on February 14, 2019, allows sex abuse survivors to hold their abusers accountable for the injuries and emotional suffering they caused. This monumental piece of legislation provides a one-year lookback window for pursuing civil action regardless of how long ago the abuse took place. This has allowed

Hach & Rose Files Claim Against Top NYC Prep School

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at 5:33 pm    

35 years later, a former student of Trinity School, an elite NYC prep school, is taking action against his abuser. Our client attended Trinity School for both elementary and high school. During that time, he attended a month-long study abroad trip to Europe when he was 12. He was encouraged to go

The Child Victims Act Allows Sex Abuse Survivors To Face Their Abusers In Court

Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 7:00 am    

The statute of limitations in New York requires pursuing criminal charges for sexual abuse within five years of the incident. Survivors interested in seeking financial compensation must file a lawsuit within three years of turning 18 years old. These relatively short timeframes have long prevented child sex abuse survivors from having the opportunity to hold

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