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Mower v. Baird
Utah Supreme Court
422 P.3d 837 (2018)
Therapist Nancy Baird (defendant) caused Thomas Mower’s (plaintiff) four-year-old daughter to falsely remember that Mower had sexually abused her. Mower sued Baird for mental-anguish damages arising from his daughter’s false accusation of sexual abuse. The trial court dismissed Mower’s claim, reasoning that Baird did not owe Mower a duty of care because Mower was not her patient. Mower appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Himonas, J.)
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