Tort “Deform” Must Go. #JusticeforAmanda
On March 30, 2022, at 9:00AM the Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments on the matter of Amanda Brandt. Amanda was only 11 years old when was was repeatedly raped and sexually and mentally abused by her best friend’s father, Roy Pompa. Mr. Pompa has been charged with drugging and raping girls ages 6-13, in his home, where he would video tape the crimes. A jury in a civil case awarded Amanda compensation against the predator, Mr. Pompa. Ohio law reduced the award from $20 million to $250,000.00 because of Ohio “Tort reform” law enacted in 2005 creating a cap on non-economic damages.
This “tort deform” must be overturned. Why are we rewarding predators such as Mr. Pompa at the expense of an abuse victim?
Please join the rally to support survivors on March 30 at 9AM at the Statehouse.
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- “It’s time for the Ohio legislature to stop eroding the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and proactively act in the best interests of survivors by removing limits on damages for sexual abuse victims.” #JusticeforAmanda – Ohio Supreme Court should end limits on civil damages for sexual assault victims
- Amanda Brandt is not alone in experiencing the devastating reality that Ohio’s justice system severely limits a victim’s ability to recover. The Ohio Supreme Court can fix this when they hear her case on March 30. #JusticeForAmanda – https://www.cincinnati.com/…/letters-law…/6930219001/
- On March 30, the Ohio Supreme Court will listen to a case that will forever serve as a pivotal moment for sexual assault survivors and advocates who have lauded for decades that the emotional wounds of our abuse and exploitation are far too often greater than the sum of our physical pain.
- Ohio laws that protect abusers are unconstitutional. The Ohio Supreme Court has to step in and get it right this time.
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