The Civil Sex Abuse Case: A Trial & Insurance Update

Date: Apr 24, 2024 12:30 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $177

Non-Member Price: $209

Event Code: I119424

Areas of Law: Civil Trial Bar, Insurance

Earn up to 4 credits! (More Information)




Kurt W. Krauss, Esq.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Madison


Brian Della Torre
President, Insurance Archaeology Group, Rutherford
Gregory G. Gianforcaro, Esq.
Gianforcaro Law, Phillipsburg
John P. Lacey, Jr., Esq.
Anderson Kill PC, Newark
Daniella R. Price, Esq.
Baldante & Rubenstein, PC, Philadelphia
Dan Schorr, Esq.
President, Dan Schorr LLC, White Plains
Heather E. Simpson, Esq.
Kennedys Law, Basking Ridge
Experiencing sexual abuse, or learning that a family member has been victimized in this way, is shattering. In addition to a criminal case that may be brought against the perpetrator, the victim may also pursue a civil action. Handling these civil cases, however, can present a unique challenge.

What does New Jersey law currently provide for victims of sexual abuse? At this program, our esteemed panel will address the civil cause of action, defenses to sexual abuse claims against institutions and individual clients, and the liability and insurance issues that follow.

 This panel will provide invaluable insight for both experienced and new attorneys on a difficult topic – recourse available to victims of sex abuse for trauma, physical pain, emotional pain and more. Join us and learn how to strategically litigate these claims.

Program Coordinator:

Robert D. Chesler, Esq.
Anderson Kill, Newark

Preliminary Program Agenda:

  • 12:30 | Welcome - Kurt W. Krauss, Esq.
  • 12:35 | The Child Victims Act (CVA) and what is happening around the state - Daniella Price, Esq.
  • 1:05 | Investigating sex abuse claims - Dan Schorr, Esq.
  • 1:30 | Bringing sex abuse claims - Gregory G. Gianforcaro, Esq.
  • 2:00 | Break
  • 2:10 | Defending sex abuse claims - Kurt W. Krauss, Esq.
  • 2:40 | Settling sex abuse claims - Brian Della Torre
  • 3:10 | Insurance coverage - John P. Lacey, Jr., Esq. and Heather E. Simpson, Esq.
  • 4:00 | Q&A and final comments
  • 4:05 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.0, NJ General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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