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Emotional Distress Law
Ellen Rony v. Paolo Costa

To make way for an outdoor pizza oven in his back yard, defendant and appellant Paolo Costa hired a day laborer to remove overhanging tree limbs from nearby trees, one of which was a Monterey cypress growing on his neighbor‟s, plaintiff and respondent Ellen Rony‟s, property. However, the laborer not only trimmed limbs overhanging Costa‟s property, he also lopped off portions of the cypress s... More...   $0 (10-26-2012 - CA)

Keith Fullington v. EQuilon Enterprises, LLC

This appeal arises out of one of a series of suits between defendant Equilon Enterprises LLC (Equilon) and plaintiff Keith Fullington (Fullington), a former Equilon franchisee. Fullington appeals the summary adjudication for Equilon of causes of action for fraud and violation of Business and Professions Code section 21148. We reverse.


I. Prior Litigation Between th... More...
   $0 (10-25-2012 - CA)

Dorothy Ollie v. Plano Independent School District

Dorothy Ollie brought breach of contract and tort claims against the Plano Independent School District (PISD), Tamira Griffin, individually and as the PISD’s Executive Director of Human Resources, Douglas Otto, individually and as the PISD’s Superintendent of Schools, and Tammy Richards, individually and as President of the PISD’s Board of Trustees, based on the termination of Ollie’s empl... More...   $0 (10-25-2012 - TX)

Ocie E. Henderson v. Famrers Group, Inc.

In this action arising out of insurance contracts, Ocie E. Henderson, Anthony Wallace, Roscoe and Edna M. Allen, and John and Sharon Billingslea appeal from judgments entered after the court granted motions for summary adjudication in favor of Fire Insurance Exchange (FIE), which disposed of all appellants‘ causes of action.1

Besides FIE, appellants sued Farmers Group, Inc. (Farmers Group... More...
   $0 (10-24-2012 - CA)

Alan Blakely v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company

Plaintiffs Alan and Colelyn Blakely experienced a fire in their Utah home’s basement in 2002. Their house was insured by Defendant USAA Casualty Insurance Company. After becoming dissatisfied with Defendant’s handling of the case, Plaintiffs sued Defendant on a number of theories. After six years of litigation and a trip to this Court last year, only one of Plaintiffs’ causes of action remai... More...   $0 (10-23-2012 - CO)

Sally J. Taylor v. Fletcher Allen Health Care

¶ 1. SKOGLUND, J. Plaintiff Sally J. Taylor sued Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) for medical negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress, in connection with her medical care following a surgery performed on her lumbar spine. After plaintiff failed to disclose any expert witness in response to discovery requests, FAHC moved for summary judgment, arguing that plaintif... More...   $0 (10-19-2012 - VT)

Echostar Satellite, LLC v. Ray Aguilar

Appellants Echostar Satellite L.L.C. and Dish Network Service, L.L.C. (“Appellants”), appeal a jury verdict and judgment rendered in favor of Ray Aguilar (“Aguilar”). Appellants bring five issues: (1) legal and factual insufficiency of Aguilar’s evidence that Appellants’ uniform application of their absence control policy was a violation of Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code; (2) in... More...   $0 (10-19-2012 - TX)

Lorena Alamo v. Practice Management Information Corporation

Appellant Practice Management Information Corporation (PMIC) appeals from a judgment in favor of its former employee, respondent Lorena Alamo, following a jury trial on Alamo‟s causes of action for pregnancy discrimination and retaliation in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and wrongful termination in violation of public policy. On appeal, PMIC argues that the t... More...   $0 (10-18-2012 - CA)

Mary Carroll v. Merrill Lynch

On Thanksgiving Day at about 9:00 PM, Mary Carroll telephoned one of her co-workers, Jim Kelliher. Hearing Ms. Carroll loudly yelling at her husband over the phone, Jim Kelliher’s wife Pat Kelliher began listening in on the call and decided to record the conversation. The call ultimately cost Carroll her job, and she sued under the Illinois eavesdropping statute for the recording and re-playing ... More...   $0 (10-17-2012 - IL)

Carmen Llerena Diaz v. Jiten Hotel Management, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant Carmen Diaz (“Diaz”), after obtaining a jury verdict in her favor in the amount of $7,650 on one of six claims raised in her complaint, sought attorney’s fees of $139,622 and $13,389.34 in costs. The district court awarded $25,000 in fees and $9,434.74 in costs. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings.

Beginning in 1985, Dia... More...
   $0 (10-16-2012 - MA)

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)

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