Hilary CaseQUESTION PRESENTEDUnder Iowa law, can Hilary Davis, a minor who was attacked by his schoolmate, Bobby Jones, recover for assault infliction of physical and emotional distress?ANSWERYes. The law defines assault as any act that is intended to cause pain, injury or impart fear to another. Bobby Jones actions may or may not have been intended to hurt Hilary but it is apparent that he wanted to instill fear. DISCUSSIONThere is sufficient evidence, witnesses, an incident report, a confession, and a medicalreport, to prove that Bobby attacked Hilary causing both physical and emotionaldistress. In most states, parents can be held accountable for the acts of violenceperpetrated by their children. Consequently, Bobby’s parents would be liable forreimbursing Hilary for the suffering caused by their son Bobby (Hyman, Black &Silver, 2014).