Torts Keyed to Franklin
Portee v. Jaffee
Plaintiff’s seven year-old son became trapped between an elevator door and the wall of the elevator shaft. When the elevator moved, her son was dragged up the shaft and suffered severe injuries. The boy was trapped for several hours as emergency workers attempted to rescue him before he died from his injuries. Plaintiff spent those hours at his side as he suffered and died. As a result of this accident, Plaintiff suffered severe psychological distress and even attempted suicide. Plaintiff sued for damages for her emotional distress. Defendant moved for summary judgment. The trial court granted the motion and Plaintiff appealed.
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