Tort Of Outrage Law and Legal Definition

Tort of outrage is also called intentional infliction of emotional distress. In using this legal claim, a plaintiff alleges suffering mental harm as a result of someone's intentional, outrageous conduct. It involves conduct beyond the bounds of decency, which is considered atrocious and completely intolerable in a civilized society. The plaintiff may recover damages for extreme emotional distress even without physical damage. For example, some cases involve mix-ups in the handling of a deceased person's final remains.