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Tag Archives: IIED

Tort/Negligence – Interference with Contract – Civil Practice – Collateral Estoppel – IIED – MBA School (access required)

Vurimindi v. Link In a prior lawsuit in Pennsylvania, plaintiff’s claims against several of the defendants were dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. However, as to a defendant over whom the court in Pennsylvania had jurisdiction, plaintiff’s claim of tortious interference with contract was dismissed because of plaintiff’s failure to show the existence of a contract between plaintiff and Duke University. Collateral estoppel thus bars plaintiff’s claims of tortious interference with contract based on his alleged contract with Duke.

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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Slander – Domestic Relations – Adoption – Plaintiff’s Intentions – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (access required)

Ayerza v. Cabarrus County Department of Social Services. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0578, 14 pp.) (Barbara Jackson, J.) Appealed from Cabarrus County Superior Court. (W. David Lee, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Even though plaintiff alleged that false testimony by defendant’s ...

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Heart-balm tort back in the spotlight after $9 million verdict (access required)

North Carolina’s reputation for unique and antiquated laws got a boost last week when Cynthia S. Shackelford of Raleigh made the rounds in print and television media including “Good Morning America” touting a $9 million jury verdict entered March 19 ...

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