The position against this provision is based on the following: (1) the action lacks precedent; (2) excessive litigation may result if the tort continues to be recognized; (3) the elements of the action are derived from the heavily-criticized tort of alienation of affections; (4) fraudulent, extortionary
use among family members is possible; (5) the action ineffectively combats parental alienation; and (6) other torts could be utilized to address the related wrongs.
1978), a victim of an extortionary
threat, on his own initiative, recorded the defendants' threats, which occurred during a conversation in the victim's residence.
harassment bribes are distortive when they are not paid, because a justified and presumably welfare-enhancing licence is then not issued.
Although they won much love from the Somali people for reducing the number of extortionary
checkpoints and amount of militia fighting, they became targets of American wrath.
All of this is consistent with the notion that campaign contributions are like bribes, or, as Fred McChesney (1987) argues, extortionary
These two excellent reasons for antitrust interest notwithstanding, however, the quest for an antitrust inquiry directed toward the general extortionary
troll model that has raised most public ire remains somewhat elusive.
I'm going to suggest that this client file a grievance with the Bar over this, and I hope the Bar is vigilant in stopping such extortionary
practices when it sees them.
tactic was responsible for last fall's 16-day government shutdown.