Pearson Warshaw, LLP and Boucher LLP and have partnered together to investigate sex abuse claims against individuals and institutions including the Catholic Church, school districts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the entertainment industry. With the passing of California Assembly Bill 218, the statute of limitations is extended for childhood sexual assault claims. Victims of sex abuse can file a lawsuit and seek damages regardless of age.
On October 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 218.
This new law gives victims of childhood sex abuse a limited opportunity to bring claims that would have otherwise been barred by the statute of limitations.
The new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2020 extends the deadline to file a lawsuit for childhood sex abuse to three years or January 1, 2023.
We are investigating claims for victims that have suffered childhood sexual abuse by individuals and institutions including, the Catholic Church, religious institutions, school districts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry.
This new law provides childhood sexual abuse victims an opportunity to seek redress for the injuries they sustained. Our legal team will fight for your rights and seek to bring you the justice that you deserve.
Read the full Assembly Bill 218 here.