Farris v. Compton

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Determined the use of the discovery rule to extend the statute of limitations in childhood incest cases.

Full Case Titile: 

Farris v. Compton, 652 A.2d 49 (D.C.1994)
  • Fairness in the Courts
  • Violence Against Women and Girls

Year: 

1994
  • Child Abuse
  • Authored Amicus Brief

Brief: 

Legal Momentum's amicus brief in this case successfully applied the "delayed discovery" rule, which allows an adult surivior of childhood sexual abuse to sue for her injuries when she is able to remember and identify the abuse for what it was.