Archive for SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Could Federal Grand Jury Subpoena Signal RICO Investigation for Catholic Diocese of Buffalo?

Could Federal Grand Jury Subpoena Signal RICO Investigation for Catholic Diocese of Buffalo?

04/08/2019  |  Comments Off on Could Federal Grand Jury Subpoena Signal RICO Investigation for Catholic Diocese of Buffalo?

Attorney Barry N. Covert was interviewed by WKBW’s I-Team Chief Investigator Charlie Specht for a story that 7 Eyewitness News... more

Federal Subpoena Issued for Buffalo Diocese’s Compensation Program for Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

Federal Subpoena Issued for Buffalo Diocese’s Compensation Program for Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

04/05/2019  |  Comments Off on Federal Subpoena Issued for Buffalo Diocese’s Compensation Program for Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

The Buffalo News is reporting that a federal grand jury has issued a subpoena as part of an investigation involving... more

Proposed Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (CARE) Act Would Require Clergy to Report Child Abuse in New York State

Proposed Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (CARE) Act Would Require Clergy to Report Child Abuse in New York State

03/15/2019  |  Comments Off on Proposed Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (CARE) Act Would Require Clergy to Report Child Abuse in New York State

New York State Assemblywoman Monica Wallace was joined by attorney Barry N. Covert and law professor Christine Bartholomew to introduce... more

WBEN New Radio Interview Barry Covert on The Child Victims Act

02/14/2019  |  Comments Off on WBEN New Radio Interview Barry Covert on The Child Victims Act

Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed by WBEN News Radio 930 to discuss details of New York State’s Child Victims Act. Barry... more

Child Victims Act Extends Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors

Child Victims Act Extends Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors

01/28/2019  |  Comments Off on Child Victims Act Extends Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors

The Child Victims Act, which is a bill that will extend the statute of limitations to allow victims of childhood... more

Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Child Victims Act Could Help Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Seek Justice

Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Child Victims Act Could Help Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Seek Justice

01/16/2019  |  Comments Off on Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Child Victims Act Could Help Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Seek Justice

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2019 ‘State of the State’ address on Tuesday, January 15th. One of... more

Will the Buffalo Diocese Whistleblower Face Legal Action?

Will the Buffalo Diocese Whistleblower Face Legal Action?

11/02/2018  |  Comments Off on Will the Buffalo Diocese Whistleblower Face Legal Action?

I provided legal analysis for WIVB News 4's recent story on Siobhan O'Connor, the former Diocese of Buffalo employee who... more

Diocese of Buffalo's Reaction to Whistleblower on 60 Minutes

Diocese of Buffalo’s Reaction to Whistleblower on 60 Minutes

11/01/2018  |  Comments Off on Diocese of Buffalo’s Reaction to Whistleblower on 60 Minutes

I was interviewed by WGRZ Channel 2 anchor Scott Levin regarding a press release that the Diocese of Buffalo’s Communications... more

Internal Church Documents Reveal Number of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse More Significant Than Diocese of Buffalo Previously Disclosed

Internal Church Documents Reveal Number of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse More Significant Than Diocese of Buffalo Previously Disclosed

09/14/2018  |  Comments Off on Internal Church Documents Reveal Number of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse More Significant Than Diocese of Buffalo Previously Disclosed

Over the last several weeks, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News has published three parts in their investigative series on Bishop Richard... more

Document On How Local Catholic Church Reports Sex Abuse

Document On How Local Catholic Church Reports Sex Abuse

09/04/2018  |  Comments Off on Document On How Local Catholic Church Reports Sex Abuse

I recently spoke to WGRZ for their report on a memorandum of understanding that was signed in 2003 by eight local... more