AB 1619 – Extends the Statute of Limitations for any Civil Action Recovery Based on Sexual Assault

Category: Private Education
Date: Nov 7, 2018 03:30 PM

Existing law provides that in a civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of domestic violence, an action must be commenced within 3 years from the date of the last act of domestic violence by the defendant against the plaintiff or within 3 years from the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that an injury or illness resulted from an act of domestic violence by the defendant against the plaintiff.

This new law sets the time for commencement of any civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of sexual assault, where the assault occurred on or after the plaintiff’s 18th birthday, to the later of within 10 years from the date of the last act, attempted act, or assault with intent to commit an act, of sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff or within 3 years from the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that an injury or illness resulted from an act, attempted act, or assault with intent to commit an act, of sexual assault by the defendant against the plaintiff.

(AB 1619 adds Section 340.16 to the Code of Civil Procedure.)

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