9th Circ. Asks Calif. Court If Stores Need Defibrillators

Law360, Los Angeles (December 12, 2012, 7:20 PM EST) -- Citing a lack of precedent, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday asked the California Supreme Court to decide whether Target Inc. stores in the Golden State are required to obtain and use defibrillators to treat patients who go into sudden cardiac arrest while on their property.

In a split decision on Tuesday, the majority of a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel agreed to certify to California's high court the question of whether there is a legal duty in California for a retail establishment to provide emergency first aid...
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