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New Law Opens Window for New York Sexual Abuse Survivors to File Their Claims

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group As the recently-enacted New York Adult Survivors Act takes effect, survivors of sexual abuse have a new one-year window to file their claims. The look-back bill became effective in November 2022, and since then, many claims have already been filed. These include cases against high-profile individuals [...]

2023-01-06T15:52:05-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on New Law Opens Window for New York Sexual Abuse Survivors to File Their Claims

Sexual Assault “Red Zone” Underway as Fall Semester Begins at College

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group With exciting new beginnings this fall for college students, there is also a sad and documented truth: the period between campus arrival and Thanksgiving presents a heightened risk of sexual assault on campus. This phenomenon is called the “red zone.” Colleges and universities often see a spike [...]

2022-09-01T17:32:54-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Sexual Assault “Red Zone” Underway as Fall Semester Begins at College

Research: Women that Experienced Sexual Violence May Develop High Blood Pressure

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group According to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, women who experienced sexual violence or workplace sexual assault have a greater risk for developing high blood pressure than women who did not. This correlation is “not widely recognized as a contributor to women’s [...]

2022-07-21T10:06:29-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Research: Women that Experienced Sexual Violence May Develop High Blood Pressure

Former Catholic Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault by Dozens of Survivors Dies Before Deposition

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group Former Catholic gym teacher Edwin Gaynor’s May 2022 passing has left dozens of his former students in a frustrated quandary. Gaynor was a gym teacher and coach at several Catholic schools and institutions from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. He was a teacher and [...]

2022-07-21T11:55:10-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Former Catholic Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault by Dozens of Survivors Dies Before Deposition