What is Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress? Elements, Examples, Damages Explained

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Intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”) is a civil tort that is sometimes referred to as the “tort of outrage.” A person commits intentional infliction of emotional distress by carrying out an extreme and outrageous act against their victim.

This act must cause emotional trauma beyond the bounds of what a civilized community would tolerate.

To succeed in a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, a plaintiff must prove the following three elements:

To read about the elements necessary for a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, check out the following article: https://www.minclaw.com/intentional-infliction-emotional-distress/