McPherson v. McPherson
Supreme Court of Maine
712 A.2d 1043 (1998)
Nancy McPherson (plaintiff) and Steven McPherson (defendant) were married. Steven had a secret extramarital affair with Jane Doe. Steven was unaware that Doe was infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which he unwittingly transmitted to Nancy. Nancy became infected with HPV. After their divorce, Nancy sued Steven for assault and battery, claiming he had infected her with HPV that he acquired through his illicit relationship with Doe. The trial court denied Nancy’s claims. Nancy appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Dana, J.)
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