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Legal Memorandum: Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Issue: Under the laws of the Virgin Islands, do courts recognize a cause of action for the negligent infliction of emotional distress?

Area of Law: Government Claims, Litigation & Procedure, Personal Injury & Negligence
Keywords: Negligent infliction; Emotional distress; Tort
Jurisdiction: Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 11/01/2008

Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a tort recognized in the Virgin Islands. Anderson v. Government of Virgin Islands, 180 F.R.D. 284, 287 (D.V.I. 1998). 

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