CALIFORNIA:[ocregister.com – 10/15/19]
AB 218 extends statute of limitations allowing victims to file lawsuits up until age 40.
Advocates, lawyers and victims across the state on Monday lauded a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing victims of childhood sexual assault more time to file lawsuits.
Assembly Bill 218 affects those abused in many walks of life, from Olympics swimmers and schoolchildren to Boy Scouts and young Catholic churchgoers.
The bill, signed by the governor on Sunday and taking effect Jan. 1, gives victims of childhood sexual abuse either until age 40 or five years from discovery of the abuse to file civil lawsuits. The previous limit had been 26, or within three years from discovery of the abuse.
It also allows victims of all ages three years to bring claims that would have otherwise been barred due to existing statutes.
Increase of childhood sex assault lawsuits in Ventura County expected because of new law [vcstar.com – 12/27/19]
A look at 15 states making it easier to sue over sex abuse [billingsgazette.com – 12/3/19]
Illinois’ lifting of statute of limitations for sex-crimes goes in effect Jan. 1 [ksdk.com – updated 1/1/20]