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LET-6e Case Problem with Sample Answer Chapter 5: Torts and Cyber Torts 5.6 Case Problem with Sample Answer Between 1996 and 1998, Donna Swanson received several anonymous, handwritten letters that, among other things, accused her husband, Alan, of infidelity. In 1998, John Grisham, Jr., the author of The Firm and many other best-selling novels, received an anonymous letter that appeared to have been written by the same person. Grisham and the Swansons suspected Katherine Almy, who soon filed a suit in a Virginia state court against them, alleging, in part, intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to Almy, Grisham intended to have her “really, really, suffer” for writing the letters, and the three devised a scheme to falsely accuse her. They gave David Liebman, a handwriting analyst, samples of Almy’s handwriting. These included copies of confidential documents from her children’s files at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Alan taught and Grisham served on the board of directors. In Almy’s view,
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  • Fall '10
  • LucyBenham
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Pleading, Causality, State supreme court, Katherine Almy, Almy

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