Record No. 900496.

400 S.E.2d 160 (1991)

Patricia B. RUSSO v. Burton WHITE.

Supreme Court of Virginia.

January 11, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

G. David Nixon (King, Fulghum, Snead, Nixon & Grimes, Roanoke, on briefs), for appellant.

Harry F. Bosen, Jr., Salem, for appellee.

Present: All the Justices.

COMPTON, Justice.

In this tort action, the plaintiff seeks recovery in damages for alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, independent of any physical injury and unaccompanied by any physical impact. On appeal, we determine whether the trial court erred in sustaining the defendant's demurrer.

We will consider the plaintiff's allegations according to "the settled rule that a demurrer admits the truth of all well-pleaded material facts. All reasonable...

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