More Lawsuits Filed Against Buffalo Diocese, Boy Scouts

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Photo credit Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Attorneys representing 550 survivors across New York State have announced that the Buffalo Diocese and the Boy Scouts of America have been served with lawsuits and formal discovery requests....starting with decades worth of evidence on child sex abusers, including the Catholic Church’s “secret files” and the Boy Scouts’ “ineligible volunteer files.”

The historic Child Victims Act took effect on August 14th, opening a one-year “lookback” window that allows previously time-barred survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice regardless of when their abuse occurred.