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Alaric Founder Recognized for Contributions in Securing Passage of Victims' Rights Legislation

On the 20th anniversary of the enactment of important victims’ rights legislation, Guy Talarico, Founder and CEO of Alaric Compliance Services and former three-term member of the New Jersey State Assembly, was recognized for co-sponsoring the “Justice for Victims Law.” The bill, signed into law on November 18, 2000, eliminated the two-year statute of limitations in civil lawsuits for wrongful deaths. It was championed by Rosemarie D’Alessandro, a New Jersey resident and mother, whose 7-year old daughter Joan was raped and murdered by their neighbor. Mrs. D’Alessandro became an advocate for Victim’s rights and succeeded in getting legislation known as “Joan’s Law” passed on State and National levels to keep such offenders behind bars for life.

At the time of the bill’s passing Mr. Talarico was quoted in the Record, “It is unfair that criminals should be able to benefit from their acts when family members have suffered so greatly. This was a simple bill of equity and fairness to the family members.”

It is worthwhile to note, that in the year of the 20th anniversary of this bill’s passage, another victim’s family was able to collect $10 million in a wrongful death suit.

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