2nd Circ. Asks If Clinic Can Be Sued For Nurse's STD Gossip

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday asked New York's highest court to weigh in on whether a medical clinic can be sued for an employee's unforseeable conduct, as it considers the privacy suit of a man who says a nurse disclosed his sexually transmitted disease to her co-workers and to his girlfriend.

In its 12-page opinion, the appellate panel directed the New York Court of Appeals to decide whether, under state law, patients can directly sue corporations for a breach of fiduciary duty, even if the worker who...
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