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Iowa: Trial Court Has Jurisdiction to Hear Emotional Distress Claim Associated With Whistle-Blowing Activity

An Iowa appellate court recently affirmed, in relevant part, a trial court's denial of defendants’ motion for judgment N.O.V., and for new trial, after a jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff on his claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress and the trial court ruled in plaintiff's...

Federal: Worker’s Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim is Not Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provisions of California Labor Code

Generally, a federal district court must follow any precedent set by its Circuit Court of Appeal, rather than that of an intermediate appellate court in the state whose law is being construed. To illustrate that point, at least under some fact patterns, there is such a divergence between the Ninth Circuit’s...