Hilary CaseQUESTION PRESENTEDUnder Iowa law, can Hilary Davis, a minor who was attacked by her 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 cause great fear. DISCUSSIONThere is more than enough evidence, witnesses, an incident report, a confession, and amedical report, to prove that Bobby attacked Hilary causing both physical andemotional, and mental distress. In several states, parents can also be held accountablefor the acts of violence committed by their children. Sub-Consequently, Bobby’sparents would be responsible for compensating Hilary for the suffering caused bytheir son Bobby (Hyman, Black & Silver, 2014).