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Lane v. Kindercare Learning Centers, Inc.
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Katherine Lane (Lane) enrolled her daughter in Kindercare Learning Centers, Inc. (Kindercare) and gave the daycare prescribed medication to administer to her daughter. When Lane arrived to the daycare to retrieve her daughter all of the lights were turned off and no employees or children were there. Lane called 911 and a police officer saw Lane’s daughter sleeping in a crib through a window, broke the window, and retrieved Lane’s daughter. Lane’s daughter also was not given her medication. Lane sued Kindercare for emotional distress and breach of contract, while Kindercare moved for summary judgment. Kindercare’s motion for summary judgment was granted and Lane appealed.
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