Michael A. Airdo and Brian J. Hingston won summary judgment in favor of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Bishop Guertin High School in the Superior Court of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. At issue was whether the plaintiff’s claims were barred by the statute of limitations. The lawsuit arose out of alleged employee misconduct that occurred in 1995. The plaintiff argued that the limitations period did not begin to run until 2017 when she discovered information regarding the potential culpability of the institutional defendants. In response, the defendants, represented by Michael A. Airdo and Brian J. Hingston, along with local counsel in New Hampshire, argued that plaintiff knew in 1995 that she had been injured, and that the plaintiff had a duty to investigate and identify all potentially culpable defendants. The Court agreed with the defense, holding that the plaintiff either knew or should have known that the institutional defendants were potentially responsible for her injuries within the applicable limitations period. Because plaintiff did not file her lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, the Court held that her claims were time-barred.
A copy of the opinion granting the motion for summary judgment can be found here.