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Tag Archives: Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Civil Practice – Discovery – Medical Records – Tort/Negligence – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress – Tax Records – Wrongful Termination (access required)

Young v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. When plaintiff alleged negligent infliction of emotional distress, she put her medical condition at issue; therefore, she waived the statutory privileges accorded communications between a patient and her medical providers.

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Tort/Negligence – Sovereign Immunity – Insurance – Interlocutory Appeal – Bond – Negligence – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress (access required)

Johnson v. Causey. Because a sheriff's deputy was acting outside the scope of his employment when he allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate, he was not a "covered person" under the county's liability insurance policy such that sovereign immunity had been waived to the extent of the policy. Summary judgment in favor of the sheriff was proper where the plaintiff failed to forecast evidence sufficient to sustain a claim of negligence. The county was not liable for the actions of the deputy because G.S. § 153A-103(1) vests the exclusive right to hire, discharge and supervise deputies with the sheriff.

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