Herzfeld v. Herzfeld
Supreme Court of Florida
781 So.2d 1070 (Fla. 2001)
Frank Herzfeld (plaintiff) claimed that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, Gary Herzfeld (defendant). Frank brought a civil suit against Gary for the intentional tort of sexual abuse. Gary filed a motion to dismiss based on the parental-immunity doctrine. The trial court granted Gary’s motion to dismiss. The appellate court reversed, finding that public policy did not justify the parental-immunity doctrine in this case. Gary appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Anstead, J.)
Dissent (Wells, C.J.)
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