Calif. High Court To Mull Whether Stores Need Defibrillators

Law360, San Diego (January 18, 2013, 10:10 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday said it plans to weigh in on a wrongful death suit against Target Corp. that raises the question of whether retailers in the state are required to obtain and use defibrillators to treat customers who go into sudden cardiac arrest while on their property.

The state’s high court agreed to take up the question after it was certified by the Ninth Circuit in a 2-1 December decision. Specifically, the court will decide whether the state's common law duty of a...
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