More specifically, what do you mean by harm in this instance.
Are we talking about (and hang on for the ride because I'm about to get legal) intentional infliction of emotional distress?
Or are we talking, you just got you're feelings hurt?Plaintiff must actually suffer emotional distress
The emotional distress suffered by the plaintiffs must be "severe." This standard is quantified by the intensity, duration, and any physical manifestations of the distress. A lack of productivity or depression documented by professional psychiatrists is typically required here, although acquaintances' testimony about a change in behavior could be persuasive.
An example of an act which might form the basis for a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress would be sending a letter to an individual falsely informing the person that a close family member had been killed in an accident.