Originally Posted by wanna be drummer
That sounds like one vague law. I feel like a good lawyer could show that easily
From my old study aid:
Defined: The intentional or reckless infliction, by extreme and outrageous conduct
, of severe or mental distress
, even in the absence of phyical harm.
Intent: May be shown by desire to cause P emotional distress; by showing D knows with substantial certainty that P will suffer emotional distress; or D recklessly disregards the high probability that emotional distress will occur.
Extreme and Outrageous: P must show D's conduct was extreme and
outrageous, being "beyond all possible bounds of decency."
Actual Distress: P must suffer severe
emotional distress, and show at least that the distress was severe enough that P sought medical aid.
So, it's broad enough to drive a truck through, but the threshold is high enough to block many would-be claims.