The Brooklyn Diocese in Brooklyn, New York faces ten new clergy abuse lawsuits that were filed on Monday. The abuse allegedly occurred between the years 1952 and 1982, and the filings accuse nearly a dozen clergy members including priests, brothers, and a Catholic school teacher. It is believed that seven of the alleged abusers are deceased, and the other four cannot be located. Four of the priests appeared on a list of credibly accused priests.
New clergy abuse lawsuits pop up every day due to the New York Child Victims Act that opened the window to more filings. The Act went into effect in August, and courthouses were flooded with lawsuits against abusers. With the loosening of the statute of limitations and the establishment of a one-year window in which to file claims, abuse survivors of much older cases will be able to finally hold their abusers accountable.
If you or someone you love endured abuse by a clergy member, our clergy abuse lawyers at Williams Cedar will review the details of your claim without judgment. To arrange a free and confidential case review, please call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We pursue justice on behalf of clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.