Attorneys Jeff Herman and Krisel McSweeney stand outside the New York Supreme Court to announce lawsuits on behalf of their clients. Photo: AP

Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits filed in New York, targeting Catholic Church, Boy Scouts and Jeffrey Epstein among others

  • The US state has extended its statute of limitations to allow abuse victims to sue decades later
  • Institutions that have long cared for children, including schools and hospitals, are girding for what could be a devastating financial blow
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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Attorneys Jeff Herman and Krisel McSweeney stand outside the New York Supreme Court to announce lawsuits on behalf of their clients. Photo: AP
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