First of all, since this just happened, it may take a little time for the police to act and for her to actually be charged. This is how it works:
1) a police complaint is filed;
2) the police investigate by questioning all parties involved and reviewing the evidence;
3) they pass on the information to the District Attorney;
4) the D.A. makes a decision whether to charge or not.
So it may be weeks or even months before she is formally charged.
Second, she can be sued civilly. To sue in a state court, one needs to have a "cause of action." There are numerous causes of action, such as "breach of contract," "negligence," "fraud," "unjust enrichment," etc., as well as causes of action rooted in statutory law. Every state has their own although they are very similar to each other in every state because they all stem from the same common law. A pleading in Court needs at least one cause of action, although it is not unusual to have more than one.
Herein, she may be sued for civil assault and battery, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Punitive damages may be sought as part of the lawsuit, too, if it can be shown that she acted with with malice, fraud, gross negligence or oppressiveness. Austin v. Disney Tire Co., 815 F.Supp 285, 287 (S.D.Ind. 1993) (internal citations omitted).
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