Herald v. Hood

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Determined the statute of limitations on sexual abuse tort and discovery rule due to childhood trauma in Ohio.

Full Case Title: 

Herald v. Hood, 639 N.E.2d 109 (Ohio 1994)
  • Fairness in the Courts
  • Violence Against Women and Girls


  • Child Abuse
  • Authored Amicus 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.