Clark v. Arizona (2006)

  Clark v. Arizona (2006) United States Supreme Court 548 U.S. 735 Nature of Case Whether it is unconstitutional to narrow the insanity test to include only moral capacity and whether it is unconstitutional to exclude evidence of mental illness which could help to...

Bradley v. Ray (1995)

Bradley v. Ray (1995) Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District 904 S.W.2d 302 Nature of Case Whether psychologists in Missouri have a duty to warn. Facts of Case Kelly Pope, a minor child, was allegedly sexually abused by her step-father, Lester Pope, from 1980-1989. Kelly was allegedly abused from the time she was four […]

Bradley v. Ray (1995) Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District 904 S.W.2d 302 Nature of Case Whether psychologists in Missouri have a duty to warn. Facts of Case Kelly Pope, a minor child, was allegedly sexually abused by her step-father, Lester Pope, from...

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993)

United States Supreme Court 509 U.S. 579 (1993) Nature of Case Federal standard for admitting expert testimony.   Facts of Case Two minors and their guardians brought suit against Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in a California state court alleging that their antinausea medication, Bendectin, caused serious birth defects when ingested by pregnant women. The suit was […]

United States Supreme Court 509 U.S. 579 (1993) Nature of Case Federal standard for admitting expert testimony.   Facts of Case Two minors and their guardians brought suit against Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in a California state court alleging that their...

Hedlund v. Orange County (1983)

Supreme Court of California 34 Cal. 3d 695 Nature of Case Whether the duty to warn/protect extends to a foreseeable and identifiable bystander who has a close relationship to the potential victim. Facts of Case LaNita Wilson and Stephen Wilson (no relation) were involved in therapy. Stephen informed the psychologists of his intent to harm […]

Supreme Court of California 34 Cal. 3d 695 Nature of Case Whether the duty to warn/protect extends to a foreseeable and identifiable bystander who has a close relationship to the potential victim. Facts of Case LaNita Wilson and Stephen Wilson (no relation) were...

Heller v. Doe (1993)

Heller v. Doe (1993) United States Supreme Court 509 U.S. 312 Nature of Case Whether it is unconstitutional, according to the Equal Protection Clause, of the 14th Amendment to have differing involuntary commitment criteria for the mentally retarded and mentally ill. Facts of Case In 1982 an action was filed on behalf of mentally retarded […]

Heller v. Doe (1993) United States Supreme Court 509 U.S. 312 Nature of Case Whether it is unconstitutional, according to the Equal Protection Clause, of the 14th Amendment to have differing involuntary commitment criteria for the mentally retarded and mentally ill....