Ya know what would be cool? If Y'all talked about law here, since it's finals time. mmmmkay? OK. Here's a start...
A law student, CodgerLaw, has been participating in an online message board for some time. The other participants are slackers and they have no tollerance for gunners. One participant, Slackerlaw, types "Codgerlaw is a communist, terrorist, big-headed, Democrat gunner." This causes Codgerlaw to become severely depressed and he develops an uncontrolable tick as a result. He becomes clinically depressed and needs therapy three times a week. He drops out of law school and becomes a rodeo clown.
1) Discuss whether CodgerLaw's claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress against Slackerlaw will be successful and what damages, if any, he may recover.
2) Assume the above facts, plus Codgerlaw's mother was looking over his shoulder when he read the offensive post. Can she recover?