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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED)

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Definition: In many states, alienation of affection lawsuits have been substituted by Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress claims.

IIED claims must prove the following:

  • Intentional or reckless conduct
  • Extreme and outrageous conduct
  • That the emotional distress was caused by the wrongful conduct
  • That severe emotional distress was evident

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