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Suing: Domestic Violence Cases in Civil Court  

Author:  Fredrica L. Lehrman, Esq..

Source: Volume 01, Number 01, October/November 1995 , pp.1-2(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Domestic violence tort law is growing by leaps and bounds as attorneys creatively apply existing tort law to domestic violence situations. A person who has been injured by domestic violence may initiate a tort suit based on any act punishable as a criminal offense. This article discuses the trend.

Keywords: interspousal immunity; continuing tort; Curtis v. Firth, 850 P.3d 749 (Idaho 1993); Lindaburg v. Lindaburg, 552 So. 2d 117 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1989) Hedda Nussbaum; Joel Steinberg

Affiliations:  1: Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge.

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