Insurance Coverage in the Wake of the Child Victims Act
Policyholders should be aware of key considerations and best practices to maximize coverage in sexual abuse cases.
Editors Note: This article was originally published in September 2019, when the Child Victims Act was initially enacted. Since then, the open reporting window has been extended three times.
New York recently enacted the Child Victims Act, extending the limitations period to age 55 for victims to bring claims of childhood sexual abuse against their abusers, as well as institutions.
Child sex abuse survivors — regardless of age — have one year from Aug. 14, 2019, to bring civil claims in New York. Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed against major institutions such as the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuits allege that the institutions negligently hired, retained, and/or supervised alleged abusers.
This premium content is locked for
Insurance Coverage Law Center subscribers only.
Start a free trial to enjoy unlimited access to the single source of objective legal analysis, practical insights, and news for the insurance industry.
- Access the most current expert analysis and daily developments across jurisdictions
- Solve complex research issues with expert tools and intelligence
- Tap into insurance coverage expert guidance
Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.