Erin Cecil-Levine
Erin Cecil-Levine, Estate Planning Attorney - Portland, OR
Posted almost 2 years ago.

In order to aualify for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress the claim has to meet the elements including: The conduct must be heinous and beyond the standards of civilized decency or utterly intolerable in a civilized society. Perhaps the guy was just utterly dumbstruck to see a naked woman screaming at him. But what is the "severe" emotional distress resulting? It has to go above and beyond the norm.

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Posted almost 2 years ago.

Hi Jill. Do you know any attys in the Las Vegas area who may be willing to talk to me? The hotel's story is: my "please make up room" side of the card was facing out. The maid didn't speak English, so apparently didn't understand my repeated requests to "get out!" In addition, I have PTSD. I haven't been able to sleep since this incident.

Jill K. Whitbeck
Jill K. Whitbeck, Personal Injury Lawyer - Reno, NV
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Start working your way through the yellow pages, or google search personal injury attorney Las Vegas. Make sure you seek treatment for your PTSD, as you will need the opinion of a professional to prove your damages. Even a person not speaking English should understand when confronting a guest in a compromised position to turn around immediately, apologizing profusely, and leave the room. I fully disagree with Ms. Cecil-Levine, as I see this as a severe situation, particularly for a modest person. Plus, there are many cases dealing with unauthorized "peeping" (such as Erin Andrews of ESPN) where even when the guest did not know they were being seen naked at the time, when they found out later it was sufficient grounds for an emotional distress claim.