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Torts Keyed to Duncan
Thing v. La Chusa
Citation:48 Cal.3d 644, 771 P.2d 814, 257 Cal.Rptr. 865 (1989)
John Thing, a minor, was injured when hit by a car driven by James V. La Chua (defendant). John’s mother, Maria Thing (plaintiff), was told about the accident by her daughter, and ran outside to her injured son. She sued the defendant for negligent infliction of emotional distress, arguing that John’s injury and her emotional distress were proximately caused by the defendant’s negligence. The defendant moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff could not recover damages for an accident she did not witness.
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