Several Western New York media outlets reported on a recent Child Victims Act lawsuit involving a former Depew youth hockey coach.
Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. and Christina M. Croglio of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria filed the Child Victims Act lawsuit on behalf of their client. As reported by The Buffalo News, WGRZ, and WKBW; the lawsuit has been filed against former youth hockey coach Douglas Nails, the Saints Youth Hockey Club of Depew, and USA Hockey, which is based in Colorado.
Click on the videos found at the end of this post to watch the reports from WGRZ and WKBW.
Abuse by Youth Hockey Coach
As detailed in media reports, the lawsuit states that the victim in this case was molested by his youth hockey coach for seven years. The sexual assault took place between 1985 through 1992, when the victim was 7 to 15 years of age. The instances of abuse occurred at the hockey coach’s house, at hockey tournaments, and at other events.
Attorney Barry Covert was in WGRZ’s studio to provide legal analysis as news broke on the sentencing of former Congressman Chris Collins for insider trading.
Chris Collins was first indicted on a series of insider trading charges in August 2018. After claiming his innocence for over a year, Collins plead guilty to charges in October 2019. On Friday, January 17th, a judge in a Manhattan court room sentence Chris Collins to 26 months in prison.
WGRZ 2 On Your Side had live coverage of the sentencing, which included legal analysis by Barry Covert. Continue reading this post for Barry Covert’s comments and click on the videos below to watch the full report, which includes the interview with Barry Covert.
As we begin a new year, organizations should continue to be prepared to address challenges arising from the ongoing proliferation of cybersecurity threats that wreak havoc on businesses and customers. In response to an increase in cybersecurity incidents, a number of state and federal laws have been passed, including New York State’s recently enacted “The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act,” commonly referred to as the “SHIELD Act”.
The SHIELD Act’s provisions are not effective until March 21st of this year. This means, organizations still have time to review their existing practices and cybersecurity policies to minimize exposure to data breaches and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, including the SHIELD Act.
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