Torts Keyed to Prosser
Slocum v. Food Fair Stores of Florida
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Plaintiff, a customer in Defendant’s store, inquired as to the price of a certain item. The employee responded that “[i]f you want to know the price, you’ll have to findout the best way you can…” because “you stink to me”. Plaintiff brought suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress, and claimed the insulting characterization of her bodily scent led to a heart attack and exacerbated heart disease. The trial court dismissed the case for failure to state a cause of action.
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