No tort duty for businesses to provide AEDs

October 25, 2013 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

In Verdugo v. Target, the California Supreme Court will decide whether the common law requires businesses to purchase, maintain, and train employees to use Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDS) if a customer is stricken with a heart attack.  Today, Pacific Legal Foundation, along with the National Federation of Independent Business, Small Busin ...


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

May 30, 2014 | By MARK MILLER

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 ...