Judges Expect to be Inundated with Lawsuits from Child Victims Act

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By WBEN

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The window is open for victims of sexual abuse to come forward under the Child Victims Act. One retired judge says courts are going to be even busier.

Wolfgang says she can only think of one other matter close to this. "When there's a class action, everybody's suing for asbestos injuries, they have a class action, but here we have individual cases," and the Child Victims Act is a unique law put into place.

Wolfgang adds judges will be ready just like any other trial. "We study the law, we looked at the law, we interpreted it, we'll do the best we can," says Wolfgang.