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Emotional Distress Law
Aida Ester Chaparro v. Carnival Corporation

Appellants Ceferino Perez and Aida Esther Chaparro, individually and as the personal representatives of the estate of their daughter, Liz Marie Perez Chaparro (“Liz Marie”), and Amilkar Perez Chaparro (collectively “Appellants”) appeal the district court’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of their complaint against Appellee, Carnival Corporation (“Carnival”), for negligence and negligent infl... More...   $0 (09-05-2012 - OK)

Tom Escue v. Triton Fight Center Ltd., Co. dba TRiton Fight School

Tom Escue sued Triton Fight Center Ltd., Co. dba TRiton Fight School, Piet Wilhelm and Alex Wallace on negligence theories.

COMES NOW Tom Escue, for himself individually and for an4 On behalf of Dillon Escue, his minor child, and amends the orginal Petition in this case for the purpose of adding and joining Alex Wallace as a defendant to this lawsuit and hereby state and re-state their cau... More...
   $0 (09-05-2012 - OK)

David Plotnik v. John Meihaus, Jr.

Plaintiffs David and Joyce Plotnik sued their neighbor, defendant John Meihaus, Jr. (Meihaus), and two of his sons, defendants Greg Meihaus and John Meihaus III, alleging both contract and tort claims. In part, plaintiffs sought recovery for the emotional distress they suffered when Meihaus injured their dog. The superior court entered a judgment on jury verdicts that awarded David Plotnik over $1... More...   $0 (08-31-2012 - CA)

Alamo Country Club Owners Association v. James Shelton

By seven issues, consisting of 21 sub-issues, appellants, Alamo Country Club Owners Association (ACCOA) and Melvin Staples, appeal from a final judgment in favor of appellee, James Shelton. We reverse and render in part and affirm in part.


In 1995, Shelton and his wife Cheryl purchased Lot #260 located at 332 Diana Drive in Alamo, Texas.1 Lot #260 is located in Alamo Co... More...
   $0 (08-30-2012 - TX)

Priscilla Mellette v. Trinity Memorial Cemetery, Inc.

Trinity Memorial Cemetery disinterred the body of Adam Kellerman-Pate at the request of his mother, Joni Pate, and sent it for reburial in Texas, where Ms. Pate resided. The removal of Adam's body was done without the knowledge or permission of his widow, Priscilla Mellette. She sued Trinity for damages based on theories of tortious interference with a dead body and reckless infliction of emotiona... More...   $0 (08-29-2012 - FL)

Chad Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange

¶1 Chad Jones sued his insurance company, Farmers Insurance Exchange, for breach of contract, bad faith breach of contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress after Farmers denied his claim. Farmers defended by arguing that it did not breach its contract because Mr. Jones’s claim was “fairly debatable.” Farmers claimed this defense must be resolved through summary judgment.More...   $0 (08-28-2012 - UT)

Spencer Ondirsek v. Bernie Hoffman

Bernie Lazar Hoffman, better known as Tony Alamo, appeals a jury verdict finding him liable for battery, outrage, and conspiracy. He also appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for remittitur. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms in part and reverses in part.


Alamo was the leader of a religious group, Tony Alamo Christian Ministries (TACM). ... More...
   $0 (08-28-2012 - AR)

J.P. Alexandre, LLC v. Louis O. Egbuna

The plaintiffs, Yvon J. Alexandre (Alexandre) and J.P. Alexandre, LLC (LLC), appeal from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the defendants, Louis O. Egbuna and Paul Greenfield. On appeal, the plaintiffs claim that the court improperly concluded that (1) it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the LLC’s federal constitutional claims arising under 42 U.S.C. § 19831 an... More...   $0 (08-28-2012 - )

Patti Whitmire v. Houston Community College

Plaintiffs-appellants Patti Whitmire Carlton and Pamela Reed are both former employees of defendant-appellee Houston Community College (HCC). Their claims here arise primarily from their complaints about alleged sexual harassment by HCC’s Interim Chancellor, Norm Nielsen, and subsequent retaliation by HCC after they reported that harassment. The trial court granted summary judgment in HCC’s fa... More...   $0 (08-23-2012 - TX)

Sara Socci v. Jeffrey Pasiak

The defendant, Jeffrey Pasiak, appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying his motion to set aside the verdict of a jury awarding $835,700 in damages to the plaintiff Sara Socci1 for injuries and losses she claimed to have suffered due to his tortious conduct toward her during an incident at his home office on May 9, 2006. The plaintiff claimed, more particularly, and the jury found, by i... More...   $0 (08-21-2012 - CT)

Paul V. Levesque v. Central Maine Medical Center

[¶1] In this appeal, we consider the following question: When a physician is alleged to have acted as an apparent agent of a hospital, does the Maine Health Security Act, 24 M.R.S. §§ 2501-2987 (2011),1 require that the alleged negligent acts or omissions of that physician be evaluated by the mandatory prelitigation screening and mediation panel before a claim may be brought in court against th... More...   $0 (08-21-2012 - ME)

LeFiell Manufacturing Co. v. O'Neil Watrous

Where an employee is injured in the course and scope of his or her employment, workers‟ compensation is generally the exclusive remedy of the employee and his or her dependents against the employer. (Lab. Code, §§ 3600, subd. (a), 3602.)1 The “exclusivity rule” is based upon a presumed compensation bargain: “[T]he employer assumes liability for industrial personal injury or death without... More...   $0 (08-20-2012 - CA)

Allen M. Entin v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company

Petitioner Allen Entin owned two disability income insurance policies. In 2009, Entin filed a claim asserting that migraine headaches had rendered him totally disabled. Entin‟s insurer, respondent Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, agreed to pay Entin benefits while investigating his claim. At the conclusion of its investigation, Provident filed a declaratory relief action seeking a ... More...   $0 (08-20-2012 - CA)

Thomas Barr, Jr. v. Richard Dyke

[¶1] In this appeal, we are asked to determine the enforceability of contracts, executed in settlement of contentious litigation, by which minority shareholders agreed to sell their stock in a corporation back to that corporation in order to resolve claims alleging breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate officers and directors. Although the minority shareholders explicitly disclaimed reliance o... More...   $0 (08-14-2012 - ME)

Larry Spriggs v. Allamerica Financial Benefit Insurance Company

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Larry Spriggs, by and through his attoffPffd,T)onald E. Smolen, II, and for his cause of action against the Defendant Alimerica Financial Benefit Insurance Company, sets fofth and states as follows


1. The Plaintiff is a citizen of Oklahoma residing in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. The Defendant, Alimerica Financial Benefit ... More...
   $1 (08-13-2012 - OK)

Susan I. Moss v. Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless

¶1 The plaintiffs in this case brought suit against a law firm and its attorneys for their role in executing civil discovery orders. The orders authorized entry into plaintiffs’ home to seize electronic files from plaintiffs’ computer and other electronic devices. The plaintiffs raised several causes of action against the law firm and its attorneys, largely based on the theory that the execut... More...   $0 (08-13-2012 - UT)

David Shaddy v. Brattleboro Retreat

¶ 1. Plaintiff David Shaddy appeals the Windham Civil Division’s dismissal of his complaint against the Brattleboro Retreat and certain employees of the Retreat. Plaintiff, a former Retreat employee, brought claims of defamation, obstruction of justice, intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), and intentional interference with a contract, arising from the Retreat’s al... More...   $0 (08-10-2012 - VT)

Angelo Dahlia v. Omar Rodriguez

Four days after Angelo Dahlia, a detective in the City of Burbank Police Department, disclosed the alleged use of abusive interrogation tactics by his colleagues to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, he was placed on administrative leave by Chief of Police Tim Stehr. That decision prompted Dahlia to file a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit against Stehr and lieutenants, sergeants, and a detective of the... More...   $0 (08-09-2012 - CA)

Eric Robert Drew v. Equifax Information Services, LLC

This case lends credence to the old adage that bad things come in threes. Eric Drew is a cancer survivor, who required experimental leukemia treatment. During his treatment, Drew’s identity was stolen by a hospital worker. Finally, when Drew attempted to remedy the identity theft, the banks and credit rating agencies were allegedly uncooperative, and continued to report the fraudulently opened a... More...   $0 (08-07-2012 - CA)

Amber Bart v. Tranquility Hospice, LLC

Amber Bart sued Tranquility Hospice, LLC, Tom Green and Vivienne Wilson on libel and slander, malicious interference with business relations and intentional infliction of emotional distress theories.

The specifics of the claims made and defenses asserted are not available.... More...
   $0 (08-07-2012 - OK)

Robert A. Swan v. Rickey E. Vick

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Robert A. Swan (hereinafter referred to as “Swan” or “Plaintiff’) and for his cause of action states as follows:

1. Plaintiff, Robert Swan, is a resident of Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma.

2. Defendant, Rickey Vick, is a resident of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.

3. The claims alleged herein outside of the Ford Center located in Oklah... More...
   $6831 (08-06-2012 - OK)

Sam Johnson v. Actavis Totway, LLC

COMES NOW Plaintiff, Sam Johnson, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Martha Bea Johnson, deceased (‘Plaintiff”), and alleges and states as follows:

1. Sam Johnson is the surviving spouse of Martha Bea Johnson who lived together as husband and wife in Comanche County, Oklahoma.

2. Actavis Totowa, L.L.C., formerly Amide Pharmaceuticals (“Actavis”) is incorporated i... More...
   $1 (08-04-2012 - OK)

Carly Cooter v. Angeles National Golf Club

Carly Cooter sued Angeles National Golf Club on a wrongful termination, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distresss, hostile work environment, sex discrimination, breach of contract and various labor law violation theories claiming that she faced retaliation after reporting that a customer fondled her.

The defenses asserted by Defendant are not available.... More...
   $0 (08-04-2012 - CA)

Axis Surplus Insurance Company v. Linda Reinoso

We hold there is substantial evidence to support the finding that appellant was not covered by liability insurance in connection with claims brought against her by tenants of an apartment building that she co-owned. We also hold that in connection with the insurer‟s action against appellant and others to recover the costs of settling those claims, there is substantial evidence to support the tri... More...   $0 (08-03-2012 - CA)

Corey Chappell v. Norman Regional Health System-Moore Medical Center Auxiliary

COMES NOW the Plaintiff and for cause of action against the Defendants alleges and states as follows:


1. This Court has personal and subject matter jurisdiction over this case and controversy pursuant to OkIa. Stat. tit. 12, 2004(F).

2. Venue is appropriate in this Court pursuant to Okia. Stat. tit. 12, § 134, 139, 143, 154.

<... More...
   $0 (08-03-2012 - OK)

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