Thursday, July 21, 2005

Intentional infliction of emotional distress claim against John Grisham and others dismissed

The Hook reports here on the dismissal of a state court claim against some Charlottesville-area residents including John Grisham for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

One of my local lawyer friends has asserted that it is in fact impossible to plead a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, that every one of them is subject to demurrer. I tried to plead such a claim not so long ago and found it to be a difficult task, there is some really rough language in the opinions of the Virginia Supreme Court.

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