Tag: Sexual abuse

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies How Recent Amendments Impact Child Abuse Claims

In W.S. v. Derek Hildreth (A-46-21/086633) (Decided January 18, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that child sexual abuse survivors who file a Child Sexual Abuse Act (CSAA) complaint against a public entity after December 1, 2019 — even if their cause of action accrued much earlier —

NJ Supreme Court Narrows Keyport Decision

Legislation Clarifies Standard for Sex Abuse Suits Against Public Entities

The New Jersey Legislature is advancing a bill that clarifies the standard for liability in sexual abuse lawsuits against public entities and public employees. Senate Bill 3739 aims to address the confusion created by recently enacted Senate Bill 477, which extended the statute of limitations for civil sexual abuse claims. The new standards are