California businesses have no common law duty to provide AEDs

June 23, 2014 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

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 ...