Docket No. 46981.

126 Cal.App.3d 488 (1981)

178 Cal. Rptr. 888

OLIVIA N., a Minor, etc., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four.

December 7, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Lewis, Rouda & Lewis, Marvin E. Lewis, Victoria J. De Goff and De Goff & Sherman for Plaintiff and Appellant.

James J. Brosnahan, Linda E. Shostak, Morrison & Foerster, Floyd Abrams, Dean Ringel, Patricia A. McGovern and Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, for Defendants and Respondents.

Hassard, Bonnington, Rogers & Huber, Howard Hassard, David E. Willett, Nancy Hudgins, Wylie Aitken, Robert E. Cartwright, Edward I. Pollock, Glen T. Bashore, Stephen I. Zetterberg, J. Nick DeMeo, Sanford M. Gage, Stephen L. Odgers, Harry R. Levine, Leonard Sacks and Joseph Posner as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.



Olivia N. appeals from a judgment of nonsuit terminating her action against the National Broadcasting Company and the Chronicle Broadcasting Company. Appellant sought damages for physical and emotional injury inflicted by assailants who had seen a television broadcast of a film drama.

A defense motion for summary judgment was denied, and the case was set for trial by jury. Before impanelment of a jury...

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