What is The Lookback Window in California?
By Corey Hanrahan
Prior to January 1, 2023, California extended the statute of limitations for adult sexual abuse to the later of either (1) within 10 years of the last act or attempted act of abuse, or (2) within three years from when the person discovered or should have discovered an injury from a sexual assault.
With AB2777 taking effect in California on January 1, 2023, several changes were made to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.16 to revive sexual assault and harassment claims that occurred on or after January 1, 2009 (which would have been barred due to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations).
“…California Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.16 to revive sexual assault and harassment claims that occurred on or after January 1, 2009.…“
AB2777 also revives claims that occurred on or after a person’s 18th birthday if an entity is legally responsible for damages, and the entity or the entity’s agents were responsible for covering it up. Covering up can include a concerted effort to hide evidence related to sexual assault, or provide incentives to individuals to remain silent.
If you were sexually harassed or assaulted on or after January 1, 2009, and have not pursued a claim for sexual assault or sexual harassment, contact The Hanrahan Firm for a free consultation to determine if your claims have been revived.