September 24, 2007

Alabama Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Law

In order to prove intentional infliction of emotional distress, the plaintiff must present substantial evidence of conduct so outrageous in character and so extreme in degree as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency, and to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized society. This is a hard standard to meet and the tort(civil wrong) is rarely invoked successfully in Alabama courts.