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CASE ENTRY

Eichenwald v. Rivello

Allegation: Twitter user @jew_goldstein, a Salisbury, Md. man, tweets GIF to journalist, who is widely known to suffer from epilepsy, with message “YOU DESERVE A SEIZURE FOR YOUR POSTS.” The journalist sees the GIF, a rapidly flashing strobe image, and has a serious seizure. District court: The journalist’s civil claims for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress can proceed. (A criminal case pends as well.)


Tags: 2018, Assault, Battery, District of Maryland, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

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