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Can a Virtual Presence Satisfy the Requirements for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress?

Colin E. Flora | Dec 31st, 2020
This week, we look to the California Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Ko v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. to address whether parents who would otherwise be able to bring a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress are prohibited from doing so simply because they witnessed the tortious harm through a livestream instead of in-person.
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Indiana Court of Appeals Reminds Hospital Can be Liable for Acts of Independent Contractors

Colin E. Flora | Oct 2nd, 2020
In this installment, we return to the question of when a hospital may be held responsible for the acts of independent contractors. We also examine whether a treble-damages clause is an unenforceable penalty provision, whether a basketball coach is subject to the same standard as players for injuries during practice, and briefly examine the derivative jurisdiction doctrine in the context of the Federal Officer Removal Statute.
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