Prosenjit Poddar told student health he wanted to kill Tatiana Tarasoff. The psychologist
told the supervising psychiatrist, who told campus cops, who checked & let Poddar go.
Poddar killed Tatiana. Parents sued for "failure to warn." Trial Court said no
such duty existed, but CA Supreme Court cited Simenson v Swensen, ordered trial; heard
"Tarasoff #I" -"Privilege ends where public peril begins"
"Tarasoff #II"- therapist has an obligation to use reasonable care to protect potential victim. SUPER LAND MARK-- created whole new cause for action, but based on Simenson v Swensen. [Links on names go to photos, thanks to Ralph Slovenko]