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Infliction of emotional distress

Jones v. CSX Transp.

The court holds that plaintiffs alleging an emotional distress claim under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) must make some showing of an objective manifestation of emotional injury. Two employees of a railroad sued the...

Dodge v. Cotter Corp.

The court holds that a district court incorrectly applied the doctrine of offensive collateral estoppel, thereby precluding the owner of a uranium mill from litigating the issue of negligence, in a case brought by a group of nearby...

Lewis v. General Elec. Co.

The court refuses to dismiss a property owner's nuisance claims against a company that contaminated land near the owner's home with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The court, however, dismisses the property owner's remaining claims....

O'Neal v. Department of the Army

The court holds that landowners whose wells were contaminated by toxic chemicals migrating from a U.S. Army aircraft maintenance facility failed to prove that the Army was negligent, and that they were entitled to medical monitoring...