Before the Child Victim Act and the Adult Survivors Act, time-barred allegations of sexual assault were often litigated as outright defamation lawsuits. (Credit: Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

As look-back windows continue to allow lawsuits filed against alleged abusers, more accused are turning to insurance to cover the cost of ongoing litigation.

“The extension of the statute of limitations for sexual assault claims will not only result in more people coming forward, but more tapping their insurance companies for coverage of these claims,” said insurance recovery lawyer Jeffrey Schulman, a managing partner at Pasich LLP.

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