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Snyder v. Turk
Ohio Court of Appeals
627 N.E.2d 1053 (1993)
Turk (defendant) was a doctor performing an operation assisted by Snyder (plaintiff), a nurse. Turk believed that Snyder was making mistakes during the operation, which was not going well. Upset with Snyder for handing him an instrument that was too short, Turk pulled Snyder’s face toward the surgical site to show Snyder why Turk needed long instruments. Snyder then brought a battery claim against Turk. Turk asserted that he did not intend to cause Snyder personal injury, and the trial court granted a directed verdict in favor of Turk.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Wilson, J.)
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