Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Mechanic sues after he is told that boss referred to him by using the "N" word. $176K. Orange County.

Mechanic sues boss for racial discrimination and many other causes of action.

  • Case Name: Barry Ware v. JKM Equipment, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Neighbor's junk and security cameras cause emotional distress and invasion of privacy. $59K. Los Angeles County.

Neighbor's misuse of easement between homes causes emotional distress and financial loss to plaintiff.

  • Case Name: Aoelan Kelly v. Charolette Iverson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hispanic cousins claim excessive force by Long Beach police officers. $1.625 million.

Early morning confrontation between two police officers and a group of Hispanics leads to arrests and claims of police brutality. Permanent injury claimed.

 

  • Case Name: Miguel Contreras and Miguel Vasquez v. City of Long Beach, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, October 03, 2016

Inmate claims painkiller from prison docs was not enough. $120,000.

Inmate with scoliosis suffers chronic back pain and prison doctors don't manage his pain well.

  • Case Name: Samuel Anderson v. Kelso, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 21, 2016

Member of spiritual center accuses her advisor of sexual assault. $177K. Los Angeles County.

Spiritual advisor at Kabbalah Center International is accused of sexually assaulting a member.

  • Case Name: Scaccetti v. Berg
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Supervisors stage fake armed robbery to test cashiers. $360,000 for emotional distress. Kern County.

Water district supervisors say they wanted to test how cashiers would react in life-threatening situation, so they stage an armed robbery.

  • Case Name: Kathy Lee v. West Kern Water District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, July 17, 2014

$4 million award against SC Edison when "stray electrical current" forces plaintiff from her home. Los Angeles County.

Woman says utility company failed to tell her the electrical history of her house, which the utility had once owned; she claims "stray electrical charges" forced her to abandon the home and caused her physical and emotional injury.  

  • Case Name: Simona Wilson v. Southern California Edison Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, March 17, 2013

UPS supervisor receives $18 million verdict for wrongful termination/retaliation. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff claimed violations of safety regulations and wage/hour law after working many years for UPS. After a failed attempt at a class-action, plaintiff filed individual suit and encouraged many other managers to do the same. Plaintiff said he was fired after an incident fabricated by defendant. Jury awards substantial punitive damages.

  • Case Name: Michael Marlo v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 23, 2012