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PALMER v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (SHARP REES-STEALY MED. GROUP, INC.), D040486

Allegations of intentional infliction of emotional distress against a health care provider fell within the scope of protections afforded by Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act policies, and related punitive damages pleadings restrictions of Code of Civil Procedure section 425.13.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/19/2002
  • Published 11/19/2002

Judges

  • HUFFMAN, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Mitchel J. Olson, Rancho Santa Fe, for Petitioner., Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson, and Sharon J. Arkin, Newport Beach, for Consumer Attorneys of California, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner., Thelen, Reid & Priest, Curtis A. Cole, Kenneth R. Pedroza, John L. Tuell, Los Angeles;  Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, Richard D. Barton and Loren G. Freestone, San Diego, for Real Party in Interest.,  Horvitz & Levy, Encino, S. Thomas Todd, and Poway, Julie L. Woods, Encino, for California Medical Association, California Healthcare Association and California Dental Association., Kennedy P. Richardson, Oakland;  David J. Lerman;  Pauline Fox, Oakland;  and W. William Petrick, for The Permanente Medical Group and Southern California Permanente Medical Group, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.

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