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Torts Keyed to Miller
Tarasoff v. Regents of the Univ. of California
Citation:17 Cal.3d 425, 551 P.2d 334 (1976)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Tatiana Tarasoff, a college student, was killed by another student. Her parents (Plaintiffs) sued the Regents of the University of California (Defendant), the school that she attended, for negligence. The killer had confided in his therapists that he planned to kill Tatiana Tarasoff. The therapists notified campus police, who detained Poddar briefly but then released him. The plaintiffs argued that the defendants failed to warn Tatiana or others about Poddar and failed to confine Poddar.
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