Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

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What does negligent infliction of emotional distress mean?

negligent infliction of emotional distress – Tort that permits plaintiffs to recover emotional damages without physical injury, if (1) there was a “near miss,” (2) they’re bystanders—nearby, realtime witnesses—of a close relative’s negligent physical injury, or (3) they were owed a duty from a pre-existing relationship.

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