Carpenter v. Superior Court - limits on mental health testing
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In Carpenter v. Superior Court of Alameda County (Yamaha Motor Corp., USA) ____ Cal.App.4th _____ [No. A112761. First Dist., Div. Five](July 11, 2006) - a decision on a writ of mandamus - the California Court of Appeals placed limiting conditions on the ability of a defendant to obtain psychological and/or mental testing of an opposing party. In Carpenter, the California court found that when a trial court orders a party to submit to a mental exam involving psychological testing: (1) the order must specify what tests will be performed by the neuropsych examiner and (2) the order must give the patient the right to obtain a copy of their written responses and answers to the test materials. Hopefully Hawaii will follow this lead and grant similar protections to Hawaii's injured from the trickery of dishonest and biased defense medical examiners.
Moving a flagpole near live electrical wires can be very dangerous. A Grayson County, Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of 3 victims of an accident that occurred while they were moving a flagpole in May 2017. The electrocution killed 1 and injured 2. The property manager of the apartment complex where the flagpole was located was found to be negligent for placing the flag pole too close to overhead power lines. See, An award of $15.6 million for 3 victims of electrocution.
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