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We currently represent, and are investigating additional claims on behalf of, individuals who as children were victims of sexual abuse and harassment.  The Child Victims Act, which went into effect on August 14, 2019, allows persons who suffered sexual assault as a minor to file a civil action against their abusers and the institutions that enabled the abuse until the age of 55.  (Previously, survivors of sexual assault only had until the age of 23 to file a civil lawsuit against.)  In addition, the Child Victims Act will be open for a one year, one-time-only period to allow all victims, regardless of age, to commence a civil action no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.  If you or a loved one was the victim of sexual assault as a minor and would like to consult with an attorney at our firm experienced in representing victims of sexual abuse and harassment, please fill out the form to the right.  All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.

For more on the Child Victims Act, see https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A02683&term=2019&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y

 

Today, GSA filed a Complaint against JUUL Labs and PAX Labs regarding the negligent sale and marketing of the JUUL e-cigarette on behalf of D.P. and his mother, L.P.. D.P. is a high school freshman who is skilled at carpentry, a talented jazz musician, and an active member of his school’s track team. When D.P. entered his specialized high school, he was introduced to JUULing, the use of JUUL e-cigarettes, by his peers. Within a few weeks, D.P. became addicted to nicotine and JUULing. Through their youth-geared marketing tactics and growing popularity, JUUL has caught the attention of students throughout the country without adequately detailing the dangers of the device and the fact that JUULing has stronger narcotic effects than smoking a cigarette due to JUUL’s concentrated nicotine formulation. At just 15-years-old, D.P. now suffers the adverse affects of a nicotine addiction due to the irresponsible behavior of JUUL.