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What are the average settlements for Invasion of Privacy

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What are the average settlements for "Invasion of Privacy" and "Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress?"
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  MShore replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the post, the settlements can vary widely depending on the evidence of actual harm sustained by the plaintiff. For example, a plaintiff whom has suffered nervous breakdowns, clinically diagnosed depression etc. can recover upwards of $100,000, but one whom only has "hurt feelings" would only recover a nominal sum.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What about the following situation: a woman's ex-lover makes a point out of telling her boss and her boss's boss that they had an affair a few years earlier. There is no practical reason for doing this - it is just to embarrass her because the man is married.
Expert:  MShore replied 6 years ago.
Does the woman have any damages other than embarrassment?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She loses income, and it's likely as a result of this.
Expert:  MShore replied 6 years ago.
How much income?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She is a teacher who is hired by the semester. After this rumor starts she is not hired back.
Expert:  MShore replied 6 years ago.
what does the teacher earn in a semester?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Roughly $8,000
Expert:  MShore replied 6 years ago.

She could claim the lost wages, but she would have to prove that the decision not to renew her contract was based in whole or substantial part to the disclosure.

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