After they claim a woman tried to steal their babies in the Riverside University Medical Center, four parents sued Riverside County, which operates the hospital. Their case withstood a motion to dismiss Dec. 6.
Riverside Superior Judge Daniel Ottolia ruled that only their negligent infliction of emotional distress claim should be dismissed because it was duplicative of a negligence cause of action.
The County claimed it was immune from the negligence cause because of Government Code Section 845.
Ottolia said that law applied to police officers, and does not apply to this case.
Ottolia denied the county’s motion to also dismiss the