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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tangential Rant on a Pet Peeve

252965495_bfc3e7b0e0This rant is probably more aptly blogged by our friends over at this blog or even this blog, but it will really make me feel better to get this off my chest. When I read this sentence from an inane blog post at "Lis on Law" by Fox News "legal analyst" Lis Wiehl, I cringed (and not only because she is discussing a hypothetical bridesmaid's claim against the bride for intentional emotional distress):

The New York Court of Appeals, the second highest court in this state, has repeatedly stated that most IIED claims fail "because the alleged conduct was not sufficiently outrageous."

It is accurate that the New York Court of Appeals has yet to believe any conduct is extreme and outrageous - something in which, as a New Yorker, I take great pride (nothing shocks a New Yorker!). But, I'd like to set the record straight: The New York Court of Appeals is the highest tribunal in the State of New York.

I have e-mailed Ms. Wiehl to inform her of the error, I will update this post if I receive a response.

[Meredith R. Miller]

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