MOON v. GUARDIAN POSTACUTE SERV., INC., A094155
A plaintiff who observed defendant abuse his elderly mother-in-law does not have a claim for the negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED) because he is not "closely related," nor can he allege a claim for NIED under the theory that he was a direct victim.
- Decided 01/31/2002
- Published 01/31/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Lanahan & Reilley, Sacramento, Daniel F. Crowley, Cheryl P. Martinsen, Santa Rosa, for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Horvitz & Levy, Peter Abrahams, Encino, Wendy S. Albers, Santa Monica, Bjork Lawrence, Robert K. Lawrence, Oakland, Douglas E. Watts, for Defendant and Respondent.