040302555; A130589.

199 P.3d 332 (2008)

224 Or. App. 613

Erica SCHOEN, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. FREIGHTLINER LLC, a Delaware corporation, Defendant-Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Oregon.

Decided December 24, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James N. Westwood, Portland, argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs were Stoel Rives LLP, Jeffrey M. Kilmer, and Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick, P.C.

Scott N. Hunt, Portland, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the briefs were Richard C. Busse, Matthew B. Duckworth, and Busse & Hunt.

David Wilson and Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson filed the brief amicus curiae for Associated Oregon Industries.

Before HASELTON, Presiding Judge, and ARMSTRONG, Judge, and ROSENBLUM, Judge.


A jury found defendant, plaintiff's employer, liable for intentional infliction of severe emotional distress. Defendant appeals, assigning error to the denial of its motion for a directed verdict. Defendant asserts that plaintiff failed to adduce sufficient evidence of outrageous conduct or of intent to inflict severe emotional distress. Defendant also argues that plaintiff's emotional distress was not a reasonable response to its conduct. We conclude...

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