On October 13, 2019, when California’s governor signed AB 218—the
California Child Victims Act (CCVA)—California became one of at least nine
other states to enact some form of window legislation for childhood victims of
sexual assault. The CCVA became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. This article
explores the CCVA’s pertinent changes to existing law for pursuing childhood
sexual assault claims, as well as some of the key insurance coverage issues
arising from this new law.
The text of the CCVA is substantively similar to other …