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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article discusses the tort of bystander emotional distress from a feminist perspective. The Article concentrates on emotional distress which flows from witnessing the physical injury or death of a loved one. The article begins with an examination of the difficulties courts have in dealing with such cases. It proceeds to a discussion regarding Stanley Ingber's theory for dealing with such harms. Finally, the article argues for a more creative approach to a resolution of emotional distress claims in order to expose the underlying biases that are inherent in emotional distress claims, and concludes that a more flexible approach would effectuate many societal goals.

First Page

71

Last Page

104

Publication Date

11-1-1993

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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