LILI BERNARD v. WILLIAM COSBY
February 21, 2022
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
No. 2:21-CV-18566
* Court Acceptance Pending

In 2019, the New Jersey General Assembly passed N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:14-2b that revived sexual abuse claims for two years. Defendant in this case challenged, amongst other points, the constitutionality of the provision, particularly when it is applied to adult victims of sexual abuse. CHILD USA wrote this amicus brief, arguing that the revival window as it is applied to both child and adult victims of sexual abuse comports with the United States Constitution and the New Jersey state constitution and is in line with the national trend of adopting civil revival laws for survivors of sexual abuse to remedy the injustice caused by unfairly short statutes of limitation.