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McGuire v. Almy
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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McGuire v. Almy
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Plaintiff sued Defendant for assault and battery for damages inflicted during a physical attack. Plaintiff was working as a nurse for Defendant, an insane person, at the time, and was aware of Defendant’s propensity for violent behavior. The general rule for the insane at the time was that the insane were liable for their torts to the same extent as the sane. The jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiff.
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