Torts Keyed to Goldberg
Mussivand v. David
Physician George David, Defendant, had a sexual relationship with Dixie West, the wife of Tofigh Mussivand, Plaintiff. Plaintiff brought suit against Defendant asserting that Defendant had transferred a sexually transmitted disease (STD) to Plaintiff through his wife. Plaintiff asserted that Defendant was negligent in failing to inform his wife of the STD or to otherwise thwart its transmission. The trial court ruled in Defendant’s favor and dismissed the case on the grounds that Defendant did not owe a duty of care to Plaintiff. Plaintiff appealed, and the appellate court reversed. Defendant appeals. Defendant’s motion to dismiss on the ground that he did not owe a duty of care to Plaintiff. An appellate court reversed. Defendant appealed.
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