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Emotional Distress Law
Arthur C. Hypolite v. City of Houston, Texas

Plaintiffs-Appellants Arthur C. Hypolite (“Hypolite”), Bernard Garrett (“Garrett”), and Willie Pratt (“Pratt”) (collectively “Appellants”) appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Defendant-Appellee City of Houston, Texas (“City”) on their discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and 42 U.S.C. §... More...   $0 (10-16-2012 - TX)

Service Corporation International and SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc. v. Leticia Leal

This is an appeal from a trial court judgment entered in favor of appellees, Leticia Leal, Frank Garza, Beatriz Cavazos, Noe Cavazos, and Maria Elena Cisneros ("the Garzas") Catherine E. Rogers, Evelyn Rogers, and Gerald A. Rogers ("the Rogers") against appellants, Service Corporation International ("SCI International") and SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc. ("SCI Texas") for actual and exemplary da... More...   $0 (10-12-2012 - TX)

Stephen R. Kovacs, D.O. v. Mark Warren

Stephen R. Kovacs, D.O. sued Mark Warren, Bret A. Unterschuetz and Arthur H. Adams, P.C. on defamation, libel and sland (per se & per quod), tortious interference with contract or business relationship, intentional infliction of emotion distress and punitive damages.

In April of 2005, Stephen R. Kovacs, D.O. (“Dr. Kovacs”) and Urgent Care of Green Country, P.L.L.C. (“Urgent Care”... More...
   $442000 (10-12-2012 - OK)

Guideone Mutual Insurance Company v. James N. Sadler

Guideone Mutual Insurance Company sued James N. Sadler on an auto negligence theory. Sadler counterclaimed on intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and abuse of process theories.

1. Prior to January 14, 2008, Sadler’s agency aided Shannon and Nicole Hallanan in.-. filling out and submitting an application for insurance with GuideOne. Ex. 1, Firs... More...
   $1 (10-08-2012 - OK)

MBR & Associates, Inc. v. William S. Lile

Appellants MBR & Associates, Inc. and Marion Brian Ramon appeal from the trial court’s judgment for Appellee William S. Lile, signed after a bench trial. For the reasons set forth below, we will affirm the trial court’s judgment.


Lile hired MBR Guaranteed Foundation Repair (MBR-GFR)2 to repair the foundation of his home based on MBR-GFR’s representation... More...
   $0 (10-05-2012 - TX)

DSW Masters Holding Corp. and Mike LeBlanc v. Detective J. Tyree, Individually, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Jay Norris, Individually, Charles Roberts, Individually, Allstate Insurance Company, Geico Insurance Company, Kenneth Burton, AA Wrecker Service and Detective Josh Boyd

This appeal stems from an investigation and prosecution related to allegedly illegal business practices in repairing damage to automobiles. In seven issues, appellants and plaintiffs at trial, DSW Masters Holding Corp. (DSW) and Mike LeBlanc (LeBlanc), who is DSW’s president, ask us to reverse the trial court’s judgment granting the motions for summary judgment filed by the appellees listed ab... More...   $0 (10-04-2012 - TX)

Steven Copeland v. North Star Memorial Group

Steven Copeland and Tracey Copeland sued North Star Memorial Group, North Star Cemetery Services of Oklahoma, LLC; North Star Funeral Services of Oklahoma, LLC; Floral Haven Funeral Home, Inc.; Ray Franciscos Funeral directors Limousine service, Inc. d/b/a Fray Feranciscos Removal Service; Ray Francisco Embalming Service, Inc.; timothy France; Branden Bellew; Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ... More...   $0 (10-04-2012 - OK)

Patricia J. Zwanziger v. Jennifer O'Brien

Patricia Zwanziger appeals from the district court’s dismissal of her Iowa Code section 70A.29 (2007)1 claim, which she asserts arose from her disclosure of agency mismanagement. Zwanziger contends the district court erred in striking her jury demand, and in determining the statute did not allow for recovery of damages for pain and suffering or for emotional distress allegedly caused by the disc... More...   $0 (10-03-2012 - IA)

Virginia Starr v. Knox Laboratory Services, Inc.

Virginia Starr sued Knox Laboratory Services, Inc., MKG, LLC and Teresa Knox on processional negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a result of the wrongful acts of defendants.

On March 17, 2003, Ms. Starr’s employer, Central State Community Services (“CSCS”), required that she submit to a random drug tes... More...
   $0 (10-03-2012 - OK)

Christopher G. Machado v. Weare Police Department

Christopher Machado brought a section 1983 action against several officers of the Weare, New Hampshire Police Department. 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2006). Because Machado is currently incarcerated, his complaint was subject to screening under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A (2006); a magistrate judge recommended dismissal and the district court agreed. Machado now appeals. Because this is effectively a motion to dis... More...   $0 (10-03-2012 - NH)

Gina Fletcher v. Sooner Clinical Research

Plaintiff Gina Fletcher, for her causes of action against the Defendant,
Sooner Clinical Research, states as follows:

1. Plaintiff is a female and an individual resident and citizen of the State of Oklahoma.

2. Defendant, Sooner Clinical Research is a duly incorporated entity existing under the laws of the State of Oklahoma and operating a business in Oklahoma County.
   $1 (10-02-2012 - OK)

Margarita Serrato v. Jorge Cannon

1. On or about June 7,2010, her son Ricardo Serrato, a minor, who is mentally and physically handicapped and must use a waLker to walk, was injured by the negligence of Defendants to which Plaintiff has entrusted her child for educational purposes.

2. Plaintiffs son suffered a chipped tooth, scrapes and bruises to his face and right wrist and has incurred medical bills of $702.00 and will i... More...
   $6000 (10-02-2012 - OK)

Kyle Medcalf v. John Lee Cornell

COMES NOW the Plaintiff’s, Kyle Medcalf and Shari Medcalf, individually and as Husband and Wife, and Craig Medcalf, individually, by and through their attorney of record, Gary I. James, and files their Petition herein against the Defendant, John Lee Cornell. For their causes of action against said Defendant, Plaintiffs allege and state the following:


That on or ... More...
   $62500 (10-02-2012 - OK)

Ashley Phillips v. Taylor Sokolosky

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Ashley Phillips (“Phillips”), and for her claims against the Defendant Taylor Sokolosky (“Sokolosky”), alleges and states as follows:
Parties, Jurisdiction & Venue
1. Phillips is an individual presently residing in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
2. Sokolosky is an individual presently residing in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
3. The actions of Sokolosky which gi... More...
   $1 (09-30-2012 - OK)

Timothy Parent v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc.

Plaintiffs-appellants, Timothy and Brenda Parent (“the Parents”), filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin state court against Citibank and defendant- appellee, Home Depot, for violations of the Wisconsin Consumer Act (“the Act”). The case was removed to district court where all claims against Citibank were dismissed, as were multiple claims against Home Depot. After discovery, the district court gran... More...   $0 (09-24-2012 - WI)

Georgina Spilke v. Joseph M. Wicklow, III

The self-represented plaintiff, Georgina Spilke, appeals from the judgment of the trial court awarding her $30,003 against the defendant, her former husband, Kenneth Spilke, and $1 in nominal damages against the defendant Jennifer Ballard1 on her vexatious litigation claim. The defendants cross appeal from the judgment rendered against them. The vexatious litigation action stemmed from a motion fo... More...   $0 (09-24-2012 - CT)

John Jarmie v. Frank Troncale

The principal issue in this appeal is whether a physician who fails to advise an unaware patient of the potential driving risks associated with her underlying medical condition breaches a duty to the victim of the patient’s unsafe driving because of the failure to advise. The plaintiff, John Jarmie, appeals from the judgment of the trial court in favor of the defendants, Frank Troncale, a physic... More...   $0 (09-24-2012 - CT)

Kelly Ramos v. Herbert Flowers

Plaintiff Kelly Ramos appeals the Law Division's April 29, 2011 order granting defendant Herbert Flowers' motion for summary judgment and dismissing his complaint with prejudice. We reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.


We discern the following facts and procedural history from the record on appeal. Because we are reviewing a motion for summary j... More...
   $0 (09-22-2012 - NJ)

County of Los Angeles v. Kameron Flaten

Under Government Code section 815.6, a public entity may be liable for injury caused by its failure to discharge a “mandatory duty” imposed by an enactment designed to protect against that type of injury.1 Our Supreme Court has explained that, to be mandatory, “the enactment [must] be obligatory, rather than merely discretionary or permissive, in its directions to the public entity . . . .â€... More...   $0 (09-21-2012 - CA)

Gordon R. Gross v. City of Houston

Appellant, Gordon R. Goss, appeals the trial court’s grant of the plea to the jurisdiction filed by appellee, the City of Houston (“the City”). The appeal arises from the dismissal of Goss’s claims for violations of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (“TCHRA”), conspiracy to violate the TCHRA, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In four issues, Goss argues the trial... More...   $0 (09-20-2012 - TX)

Zintel Holdings, LLC v. Lilo McLean

Zintel Holdings, LLC (Zintel) sued Lilo McLean and her son, Mark Huth, to invalidate or equitably reform their allegedly fraudulent residential apartment lease. McLean cross-complained for breach of the implied covenant of quiet enjoyment and several related torts. After the court denied relief on both the complaint and cross-complaint on motions for summary judgment, it entered judgment and award... More...   $0 (09-18-2012 - CA)

Brian Gobble v. The Manitowoc Cranes, Inc.

Brian Gobble, individually , and Dean Parsons, individually and as special administrator of the Estate of Michael Parsons, deceased, sued The Manitowoc Cranes, Inc.; Grove Worldwide, LLC; Scott-Macon Equipment of Oklahoma, Inc., Silverscliffe Construction Company; Chesapeake Energy Corporation, et al. on personal tort theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff Brian Gobble (hereinafter “Gobble”)... More...
   $0 (09-16-2012 - OK)

Jennifer Parquette Moses v. Christopher V. Moses, D.O.

Tulsa, OK - Jennifer Parquette Moses v. Christopher sued Moses, D.O. on a civil assault and battery theory claiming:

COMES NOW, Plaintiff, Jennifer Parquette Moses (“Plaintiff’) and for her Petition
against Defendant, Christopher Moses, D.O. (“Defendant”) would state as follows:
1. Plaintiff is a resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
2. Defenda... More...
   $1 (09-11-2012 - OK)

Carson Jay Spies v. Jacob Steven Valentine

Carson Jay Spies sued Jacob Steven Valentine on an auto negligence theory claiming:

1. On or about May 26, 2011, Carson J. Spies was a passenger in a motor vehicle driven by Jacob Steven Valentine east bound on Post Oak Road, east of 96th Avenue SE in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

2. At this time and place, Jacob Steven Valentine recklessly operated his 2001 Ford F-i 50 pickup truck at... More...
   $0 (09-11-2012 - OK)

N.R. Doe v. St. Francis School District

This suit, by a 14-year-old eighth grader and his parents (whom we can ignore, and so we refer to the boy as the plaintiff), seeks to impose liability on the school district for sexual abuse by a 26-yearold female teacher, Kelly Sweet, no longer employed by the school. The plaintiff is of course not named “N.R. Doe” but is being permitted to litigate pseudonymously.

The suit alleges t... More...
   $0 (09-10-2012 - WI)

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