RPJ Litigator Gregory Feit Featured in Fox News Article Discussing the New York Adult Survivors Act
RPJ Litigator Gregory Feit was prominently featured today in a Fox News article written by Tracy Wright, sharing his insights into the controversial and recently expired New York Adult Survivors Act. According to Mr. Feit, who in October presented an oral argument before the New York Appellate Division, First Department in a case implicating the related New York Child Victims Act, “the Adult Survivors Act created a special one-year-long lookback window within which adult victims of sexual abuse could file civil lawsuits against their abusers and the enablers of such abuse, even when those lawsuits would have been time-barred under otherwise applicable statutes of limitations.”
The Child Victims Act (which expired in August 2021) and the Adult Survivors Act (which just expired on November 24) have permitted the revival of claims of sexual abuse against minors and adults that would otherwise be time barred by the statute of limitations. In the year since the lookback window opened in New York State, more than 3,700 civil suits have been filed, including actions against such high-profile figures as New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Jamie Foxx and Sean “Diddy” Combs. As Mr. Feit noted, “a number of claimants and their counsel who had not already filed claims under the Act rushed, roughly around the same time, to bring their lawsuits on time,” resulting in a flurry of activity on Thanksgiving, the night before the deadline, making for an eventful holiday weekend for all those concerned.
To read the full article and learn more about Mr. Feit’s perspective on the recent lawsuits, click here.