CALIFORNIA EXPANDS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS. The new law will allow for more time for victims to decide whether to file lawsuits
October 14, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them.
The law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom gives victims of childhood sexual abuse 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 suspends