Outraged Dignity - Do We Need a New Tort?

  • H. J. Glasbeek


Professor Glasbeek discusses the problem of redressing mental suffering caused through insult or intrusion on a plaintiff's peace of mind. He examines the American solution based on the nominate tort of invasion of privacy, and concludes that if the movement in our Canadian Courts continues they will be able to compensate mental injury without having to make the American leap from established torts.