Docket No. S043581.

12 Cal.4th 291 (1995)

907 P.2d 358

48 Cal. Rptr.2d 510

LISA M., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. HENRY MAYO NEWHALL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Defendant and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California.

December 26, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


R. Rex Parris and Michael R. Smith for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Ian Herzog, Douglas Devries, Roland Wrinkle, Harvey R. Levine, Robert Steinberg, Thomas G. Stolpman, William D. Turley, Mary E. Alexander, Bruce Broillet, Wayne McClean, Leonard Sacks, Tony Tanke, Leonard Esquina, David Rosen, Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein and Steven J. Kleifield as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Veatch, Carlson, Grogan & Nelson, John B. Loomis, C. Snyder Patin, Horvitz & Levy, Barry R. Levy and David S. Ettinger for Defendant and Respondent.

Beach, Procter, McCarthy & Slaughter, Thomas E. Beach, Sean D. Cowdry, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Martin Stein, Marc J. Poster, Priscilla F. Slocum, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, Curtis A. Cole and Jason G. Wilson as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.



Plaintiff Lisa M. was injured in a fall and sought treatment at defendant Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (Hospital). Under the pretense of conducting an ultrasound imaging examination, a technician sexually molested her. In plaintiff's action against Hospital and others, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Hospital; the Court of Appeal reversed. The question presented is whether Hospital...

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