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Hammonds v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
243 F. Supp. 793 (1965)
Lloyd Hammonds (plaintiff) filed suit against Aetna Casualty & Surety Company (Aetna) (defendant), alleging that Aetna had induced Hammonds’s doctor, Dr. Alexander Ling, to reveal confidential medical information about Hammonds. Specifically, Hammonds alleged that Aetna falsely claimed to Ling that Hammonds was contemplating a malpractice suit against Ling. Aetna filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Connell, C.J.)
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