Understanding Nuances of Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuits

In recent years, sexual assault cases and the broader societal implications have become even more visible with the rise of the #MeToo movement. But what makes an impactful case that can truly drive lasting legal and societal changes to promote safety for survivors and act as a deterrent to predators? Litigators are faced with a litany of questions that follow, including: Should you file a civil sexual assault case? What is the effect of a criminal proceeding? What are the statute of limitations and exceptions? How can we seek justice despite what seem to be many legal obstacles?

In order to make sense of the current landscape, we’re examining lessons learned from litigating civil sexual assault cases and exploring broader trends now and on the horizon that could be helpful for attorneys working on these topics.

Read more from FeganScott attorneys Beth Fegan and Lynn Ellenberger, and Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika Martin, from the PLI Chronicle website here.