Distress Claim In USPS Search Case Can Proceed, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California on Thursday denied the U.S. Postal Service’s bid to sink a suit accusing its agents of intentionally inflicting emotional distress on a woman who alleged they unlawfully searched her house, although the judge previously tossed that particular claim.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said a fact-finder could reasonably infer from plaintiff Aileen Krewson’s allegations — that during the search she was intimidated and berated — that she suffered emotional distress. But Judge Tigar did dismiss the claims of Jerry Thompson, who...
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