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YER HONOR, WHEN DO "STICKS AND STONES" BORDER ON "CRIMINAL ACTS"?

For the 10th time in six years, the Texas Supreme Court has reversed "an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim for failing to meet the exacting requirements of that tort," writes Mike Fox. He thinks there are enough leading indicators to guess where the court's headed:

"Even assuming the truth of all that, 'callous, meddlesome, mean-spirited, officious, overbearing, and vindictive' as it would be -- it is not enough to meet the outrageous conduct standard required for intentional infliction of emotional distress . What it will take, for as long as the claim remains viable, is 'circumstances bordering on serious criminal acts.'"

Much more here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on February 28, 2005 at 02:05 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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