July, 2004.- Domina Law Group's 40 year old client was sexually assaulted
repeatedly as a child. She worked through this travail in therapy, and
finally was able to deal with her life by sharing her childhood experience
with her father, who was unaware of it.
The perpetrator, a family member, then heard of the disclosures, and threatened
the victim through telephone calls and letters.
We filed suit, alleging that the intimidating conduct constituted intention
infliction of emotional distress. Though virtually no special damages
could be proven, a Nebraska jury agreed in July, 2004 on a verdict for
$150,000. Holding that the inappropriate conduct had caused emotional
distress, and despite limited objective financial consequences, the jury
decided the victim would be compensated appropriately.