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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...

Connecticut: Widow Who Discovers Husband’s Lifeless Body May Not Recover Emotional Distress Claim Against Employer

A widow, who discovered her husband’s lifeless body crushed beneath an all-terrain vehicle that he had been repairing at his employer’s facility—she had intended to bring him his lunch—may not recover in her bystander emotional distress action filed against her husband’s...