Emotional Distress: Proving Damages

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2003 - Law - 153 pages
The issue of emotional distress damages has perplexed the law for hundreds of years. While it was admitted that a person had both a physical and an emotional component, only one could be seen and examined. Courts over time have wrestled with these concerns, adopting rules and exceptions to the rules in an attempt to balance the competing interests of the parties, the court, and society in general Emotional Distress--Proving Damages provides a summary of emotional distress cases that have been litigated in jurisdictions throughout the country. You will read about the different categories of emotional distress and which categories are most accepted by courts and jurors. You will also learn about the limitations that the plaintiffs have in claiming emotional distress, such as their relationship to the victim and being in the "zone of danger." After reading this book you will understand why some cases were successful and others failed.

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