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June 23, 2014

California businesses have no common law duty to provide AEDs

Today, in Verdugo v. Target, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that state tort law does not require businesses to purchase, maintain, and train employees to use Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDS) if a customer is stricken with a heart attack.  The case arose when Mary Ann Verdugo suffered sudden cardiac arrest while shopping at T ...

May 30, 2014

Will the Florida Supreme Court rewrite the law, or leave that job to the legislature?

An Automatic External Defribrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and Florida law, like many states, mandates that public schools have them on site to treat individuals suffering ...

April 21, 2014

AED lawsuit threatens youth sports with liability overload

Later this year, the Florida Supreme Court will consider a lawsuit that seeks to expand liability against public schools – and others – for failure to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in treating an emergency. PLF will file an amicus brief in the case, and last week the Tampa Tribune published our op-ed on ...