California Appellate Courts Hold Statutory Immunity Bars Treble Damages Claims

  California enacted Assembly Bill-218 on October 14, 2019, amending Code of Civil Procedure section 340.1.  In doing so, California greatly expanded damages awards available to childhood sexual assault victims, including treble damages against entities that engage in “covering up” childhood sexual assault.[i]  One of the principal byproducts of the reform legislation is treble damages