Unformatted text preview: emotional distress severe? (ii) Jones deliberately harassed Harris for his condition on multiple occasions. b. procedural issue: Did the lower court err in reversing judgments entered on jury for the plaintiff Disposition (judgment): Affirmed Holding: It is a viable tort based on the four elements of the Womack case. The defendants actions were intentional toward Plaintiff. However, they found no evidence that the distress was severe. Rule of Law or Legal Principle Applied: Womack v. Eldidge had four elements of intentional infliction of emotional distress. (4) The emotional distress must be severe. Reasoning: The plaintiff saw his physician once during the harassment by Jones and was given the same medication that he had been previously given. Plaintiff had prior difficulties with wifes family (social situations). Concurring/Dissenting Opinions: Additional Comments/Personal Impressions:...
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- Fall '09
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress, R. Harris