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William A. Ruskin: Emotional Distress Claim Disallowed In Business Dispute
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In the absence of clear judicial guidelines, claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress would potentially become part and parcel of every civil litigation. There is little question that a business dispute can cause... Read More

Judge to City: Lawsuit by Couple in Unusual Kidnap Case Compared by Police to Movie “Gone Girl” Can Proceed
Posted on 13 Jul 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

Back in 2015, Denise Huskins reported that she had been kidnapped, while her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, claimed he had been drugged at the time. The police were skeptical of the couple’s claims and compared the case to the movie “Gone Girl,”... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Genetic Transformation Injury As A Basis For Emotional Distress Damages
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By William A. Ruskin The traditional rule in tort law is that the threat of future harm, not yet realized, is not sufficient to state a claim. However, over the past twenty-five years, plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation have sought to assert new non... Read More

Gay Student Sues Ex-Michigan Official Over Stalking
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - (AP) The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has sued a former assistant state attorney general on charges of stalking and causing emotional distress. The Detroit Free Press and reported... Read More

Muslim Man Sues Washington Employer For Firing Over Beard
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons. Abdulkadir Omar, 22, filed his federal lawsuit July 15 in Seattle against... Read More

Court: 1st Amendment Protects Military Funeral Protesters
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families. The court voted 8-1 in favor... Read More

N.J. Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. - (AP) A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows. Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch which... Read More

Nancy Grace Settles Lawsuit Over Former Guest's Suicide
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - (AP) The parents and estate of a young woman who shot herself after she faced harsh questioning from talk-show host Nancy Grace have dismissed a lawsuit against CNN and the host. According to court records, the settlement calls... Read More