Verdugo v. Target Corp. (California)

In this action, plaintiffs alleged that Target had a duty to have an automatic external defibrillator (AED) available in its stores in case a customer underwent sudden cardiac arrest while shopping (as had plaintiffs’ daughter/sister). We represented Target in the California Supreme Court after a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit certified the controlling issue for definitive resolution. A unanimous California Supreme Court agreed with us that retailers do not have a common-law duty to acquire and maintain AEDs on their premises.

Torts & FELA