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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Julia Pizzaro, Plaintiff, and Maricela Castro, Respondent, v. 421 Port Associates et al., Defendants, and Millar Elevator Industries, Inc., Appellant.

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Should plaintiffs be allowed to recover for the emotional distress they feel when they witness a nearby stranger getting hurt? An elevator malfunctions, decapitating one of the passengers. The head landed near the feet of the plaintiff, who was also a passenger of the elevator.