Other legal theories, mostly unsuccessfully pleaded, include infliction of emotional distress, negligence, defamation, invasion of privacy, and the tort of outrage
The Childers sued for medical malpractice and the tort of outrage
28) In instances where non-target annoyances are impacted by annoyancetech devices (collateral damage so to speak), transferred-intent would likely lead to liability of intentional torts (with the exception of the tort of outrage
which does not transfer).
What was once called the "new" tort of outrage or intentional infliction of emotional distress is now well enough established to consider it a permanent fixture of the common law of torts.
In addition to capturing a larger number of harassment cases also actionable under Title VII, revising the tort of outrage along civil rights lines could also provide redress in some cases that currently fall outside the Title VII categories.
The tort of outrage should be more than just a repository for the bizarre; it should mark the place where the law struggles to define and redefine the meaning of decency, humanity, and equality.
The court noted that even if a juvenile detainee had serious mental health problems before an employee allegedly inserted his finger into her vagina, that fact would not preclude a finding that any mental distress she experienced was caused by the employee, for the purposes of the Alabama tort of outrage
With this cause of action, commonly referred to in South Carolina as the tort of outrage, the plaintiff must show that the defendant's conduct was so extreme and outrageous that it caused severe emotional distress.
1985) (declaring one element of tort of outrage to be conduct so extreme and outrageous as to be obnoxious and utterly intolerable in civilized society).
The tort of outrage
is defined under Alabama law as "behavior so outrageous in character and extreme in degree as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency so as to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in civilized society.
Crutcher for medical negligence and the tort of outrage
and claims against the hospital for medical negligence, the tort of outrage
, negligence, and negligent hiring.