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Schechter v. Klanfer
Citation:321 N.Y.S.2d 99 (1971)
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Robert Schechter and his companion, Alice Stone, was involved in a motorboat collision on August 25, 1964. Both were 14 years old. The defendants disputed Alice’s testimony as to the speed of their boat and the lighting of the Schechter boat. Robert testified but not as to the accident, claiming that, as a result of the collision, he had no memory of the events. He had sustained a fractured skull, fractured arm, and other physical injuries. Plaintiff’s medical expert testified that Robert had suffered severe emotional shock and psychiatric change, including amnesia, due to brain damage.
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