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Emotional Distress Law
Daniel Gomez v. Ron Brackett

Daniel Gomez appeals the trial court's judgment granting a directed verdict in favor of appellees Ron Brackett and Rose Rocha on his intentional infliction of emotional distress claim. On appeal, Gomez argues (1) the trial court lacked personal and subject matter jurisdiction over appellees' counterclaims against him and his girlfriend, Amy Dill, (2) the evidence negates appellees' right to judgme... More...   $0 (07-27-2012 - TX)

Robert W. Lambertz v. Anthony Montz

The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of pro se plaintiff/appellant Robert W. Lambertz on his claims for assault and defamation against defendant/appellee Anthony Montz. The trial court did not grant summary judgment on Lambertz’s claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The trial court also ruled that Lambertz “must prove up damages at trial” on his assaul... More...
   $0 (07-27-2012 - TX)

Jeffrey M. Johnson v. City of Norman

Plaintiffs, Jeffrey M. Johnson and Andrea L. Johnson, for their action against Defendant, City of Norman, a municipal corporation, state:

1. At all relevant times, Jeffrey M. Johnson and Andrea L. Johnson (“Johnsons”), individuals, are and were residents of the City of Norman, County of Cleveland, State of Oklahoma.

2. City of Norman (the “City”) is a municipal corporatio... More...
   $45000 (07-26-2012 - OK)

Two Rivers Bank & Trust v. Vanya Atanasova

This negligence action grew out of a highway collision in Iowa. Kala Holtkamp was driving at night with her fiancĂ©, Christopher Davis, and her two year old son, K.H., when she collided with the rear of a semi truck driven by Vanya Ilieva Atanasova. Davis was killed, K.H. was seriously injured, and Holtkamp fractured a vertebra in her neck. Holtkamp, K.H.'s father, and representatives for Davis an... More...   $0 (07-24-2012 - IA)

Claire Headley v. Church of Scientology

We consider two former ministers’ claims that the Church of Scientology forced them to provide labor in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.


This case centers around the Church of Scientology International (the Church) and its component Sea Organization (or Sea Org). The Church exercises overall ecclesiastical management of the Scientology religion. The Sea Or... More...
   $0 (07-24-2012 - CA)

Millard Vaughn v. Paul Drennon

This appeal involves an ongoing dispute between neighboring property owners in Sabine County. In this segment, Millard and Barbara Vaughn sued Paul and Mary Drennon for trespass, violation of the water code, and intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED). Additionally, the Drennons sued the Vaughns for IIED. The two cases were consolidated and tried before a jury. Only the Vaughns appeal,... More...   $0 (07-12-2012 - TX)

Texas Laurel Ridge Hospital, L.P. d/b/a Laurel Ridge Treatment Center v. Dora Almazan

The issue in this accelerated appeal is whether Dora Almazan’s cause of action against Texas Laurel Ridge Hospital, L.P. d/b/a Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (“Laurel Ridge”) is a health care liability claim subject to the expert report requirement in section 74.351 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. We hold the cause is a health care liability claim, and because the trial court f... More...   $0 (07-07-2012 - TX)

John D. Alessio v. Florida Insurance Guaranty Association

John D. Alessio, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Paola Garza, appeals the entry of final summary judgment rendered in favor of the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA). FIGA assumed the handling of the Estate's claim from insolvent insurance carrier, First Commercial Insurance Company (FCIC), which had reached a settlement with the Estate. Because we find that the Estate's cla... More...   $0 (07-06-2012 - FL)

Joseph Duane Nelson v. Rebecca L. Williams

Joseph Duane Nelson sued Rebecca L. Williams on an intentional infliction of emotional distress theory.

Plaintiff filed a Petition in this case on October 30, 2009.

In the Petition, Plaintiff alleges that on “Septembe to falsely state that Plaintiff was a kidnapper and rapist knowing that not to be true;”

In the Petition, Plaintiff alleges that on “September 10,2009, De... More...
   $0 (06-30-2012 - OK)

Latonya Monique Holmes v. Richard Ranee, M.D.

Latonya Monique Holmes, Administrator of the Estate of Tyron Anton Holmes sued Richard Ranee, M.D., Saint Francis Hospital South, LLC, St. Francis Hospital, Inc., Lab Medicine of Greater Tulsa, P.C., Tulsa Medical Laboratory, LLC, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Inc., Board of Medicolegal Investigations, North Star Memorial Group, LLC, North Star Funeral Service of Oklahoma, ... More...   $0 (06-30-2012 - OK)

Taylor Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, L.L.C.

Here, for purposes of a summary judgment motion, a franchisor's actions speak louder than words in the franchise agreement.

Plaintiff Taylor Patterson was an employee of defendant Sui Juris, LLC, dba Domino's Pizza (Sui Juris). Patterson alleges she was sexually harassed and assaulted at her job. She filed an action pursuant to Government Code section 12940 (FEHA [Fair Employment and Hous... More...
   $0 (06-27-2012 - CA)

Cody Thomas v. City of Bartlesville

Cody Thomas was hired as a police officer by the Bartlesville Police Department (BPD) on September 7, 2009, but he was considered a probationary employee for the first year of his employment. Thomas had no prior experience as a police officer and he attended Council for Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) for approximately three months before actively serving as a BPD officer. Dkt. # 35... More...   $0 (06-27-2012 - OK)

Tyler Mixon v. State of California

A motorist struck and injured a boy walking with his family in a marked crosswalk. The injured boy and his siblings sued the motorist and others for personal injury and emotional distress. This appeal concerns claims against the State of California (State) and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E).

Plaintiffs sued the State upon allegations that it maintained the street intersection in a ... More...
   $0 (06-24-2012 - CA)

Tim Donaghy v. Shawna Vercher and VIi Group

Tim Donaghy on a Shawna Vercher and VIi Group and breach of contract, conspiracy to commit civil theft, civil theft, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with business relations theories claiming that he had not been paid what was due him for the sale of his book published in 2010 about referees and the NBA.

Donaghy, who is 45 and lives in Sarasota, spen... More...
   $1300000 (06-23-2012 - FL)

Ann O. Vaughn v. United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

Ann O. Vaughn appeals the trial court’s summary judgment entered in favor of Appellee United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS). In one issue, Vaughn argues that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment in UPS’s favor. We affirm.


On or about November 17, 2008, Vaughn sent a package via UPS ground delivery service from Tyler, Texas, to a recipient named Emm... More...
   $0 (06-18-2012 - TX)

Chuck Wheeler v. Town of Valley Brook

Chuck Wheeler sued the Town of Valley Brook and Shelby N. Field on a Personal Tort theory claiming:

1. Plaintiff, Chuck Wheeler, is a resident of the City of Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma.
2. Defendant, Town of Valley Brook, is an incorporated town located in Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.
3. Defendant, Shelby N. Field, is a police officer with the Town o... More...
   $11000 (06-17-2012 - OK)

Daniel Gawlikowski v. Steven Thomas Sikes

Appellant, Daniel Gawlikowski, challenges the trial court’s entry, after a bench trial, of a judgment in favor of appellee, Steven Thomas Sikes, awarding Sikes damages in his suit for libel[1] and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In three issues, Gawlikowski contends that Sikes’s claims are barred under the pertinent statute of limitations,[2] his allegedly libelous statements ... More...   $0 (06-15-2012 - TX)

Tanya E. Davis v. Ean Services, LLC

Plaintiff TANYA E. DAVIS, by and through her attorney of
record, I. Derek Engle of E. Terrill Corley & Associates, and filed this Petition against Defendants EAN SERVICES, LLC, ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. and ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY-SOUTHWEST and alleges as follows:


1. Plaintiff TANYA E. DAVIS is an individual residing in Muskogee, Muskogee... More...
   $0 (06-14-2012 - OK)

Sandra Leonard v. John Crane, Inc.

Our law recognizes that when a spouse suffers a personal injury, the marital partner may likewise suffer injury as a consequence. In this case, appellant Sandra Leonard‘s husband, John Leonard, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a progressive and fatal disease related to asbestos exposure. Sandra and John1 were married at the time of his diagnosis, but not at the time of his exposure to asbestos-c... More...   $0 (06-13-2012 - CA)

Paula B. Brown v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Plaintiff Paula Brown appeals from the district court’s order of summary judgment entered in favor of the defendants in this employment discrimination suit, charging retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e - 2000e-17, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress under state law. The district court held that Brown had failed to establi... More...   $0 (06-12-2012 - KY)

Svetlana Arizanovska v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Svetlana Arizanovska filed an action against her employer, alleging that she was discriminated against because of her pregnancy and her national origin. She added state-law claims of intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The district court granted summary judgment against her on both her federal and state-law claims. We affirm.


Svetlana Arizanovska... More...
   $0 (06-12-2012 - IN)

Jessica Cockram v. Genesco, Inc.

Jessica Cockram sued her former employer, Genesco, Inc., after the company made public statements about Cockram’s involvement in an incident in which a pernicious racial slur appeared on a return receipt that Cockram handed to a customer. The district court dismissed Cockram’s claim for false light invasion of privacy and granted summary judgment in favor of Genesco on her defamation claim. Co... More...   $0 (06-11-2012 - MO)

Ila Callison v. AHS Hillcrest Medical Center, LLC

Edmond Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers James J. Robertson, Eugene Bertman, Debra Watts McCormick and J. Miles McFadden successfully represented Ila Callison, individually and as surviving spouse of Ned W. Callison, against AHS Hillcrest Medical Center, LLC d/b/a Hillcrest Medical C... More...   $650000 (06-11-2012 - OK)

Jason Westerfield v. United States of America

This is an appeal from an interlocutory ruling by the district court denying qualified immunity to two defendant law enforcement officers on plaintiff’s claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 that they violated his constitutional right to a fair trial by wrongfully suppressing evidence favorable to him.1 Defendants contend the subject evidence was not “material” and its nondisclosure was not a Brady ... More...   $0 (06-08-2012 - OH)

Gordon Kirk v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa

Gordon Kirk and Kelly Kirk sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa and Bishop Edward Slattery on intentional infliction of emotional distress theories claiming that Kelly, while in treatment for substance abuse, made allegations of sexual abuse against a Catholic priest names Father Paul Eichhoff. Kelly claimed to have been assault by Father Eichhoff while attending elementary shool in Tulsa in ... More...   $0 (06-06-2012 - OK)

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