ALBANY (TNS) — Following the 2019 launch of a year-long window for child victims of sexual abuse to file retroactive claims against their abusers or the institutions that harbored them, the state’s court system was flooded with 570 lawsuits within the first two weeks it went into effect.

But its successor law, the Adult Survivors Act, which sought to provide the same window for people aged 18 or older when their abuse occurred, has seen less than two dozen cases filed in the first two weeks, according to the state Office of Court Administration.

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