Abuse victims look-back period should be extended

Kat Thomas, a Manhattan lawyer who represents clients with lawsuits brought under the existing look-back period, said extending the time to commence such litigation will give people in their situation the opportunity to have their day in court. Under the circumstances, we think they deserve that chance. “It takes a person time to get the courage to seek the healing and recovery they deserve,” Thomas observed. “After years and sometimes decades of shame, this is often not an overnight process to come forward and step into the courtrooms.”