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Haynes & Boone, L.L.P. v. Chason – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Haynes & Boone, L.L.P. v. Chason, 81 S.W.3d 307, 309 (Tex. App.-Tyler 2002, pet. denied), Lisa Chason obtained a jury verdict awarding her damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress from Haynes & Boone, L.L.P.

The award arose from the publication of topless and other embarrassing photos of her by an attorney for Haynes & Boone, L.L.P. during and immediately after an administrative hearing held in a matter between her husband and the City of Palestine. Chason, 81 S.W.3d at 310.

Chason also complained that during the second day of the hearing, the attorney told a local newspaper reporter that "she had some photographs she would like to sell him." Id.

In Chason, the Court analyzed the holdings of other courts deciding whether conduct was extreme and outrageous. Id. at 311-13.