in·​flic·​tion | \in-ˈflik-shən \

Definition of infliction 

1 : the act of inflicting

2 : something (such as punishment or suffering) that is inflicted

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In November 2009, Pellegrino and Waldman filed a civil lawsuit against the TSA and the officers alleging property damage, false arrest, malicious prosecution, civil conspiracy, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Court: TSA officers immune from most checkpoint lawsuits," 11 July 2018 For its part, a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress would focus on the depiction of the officers as engaging in outrageous conduct. Michael Mccann,, "Examining Sterling Brown's Legal Options After Milwaukee Arrest Video Release," 23 May 2018 In America, the willful infliction of trauma against children is not acceptable. Amy B Wang,, "Officials blast Trump policy after visiting detained immigrants," 10 June 2018 Her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, received the death sentence for first-degree murder involving the infliction of torture. NBC News, "Death of Anthony Avalos has parallels to another child abuse case in L.A.," 8 July 2018 The Gruppioni family also targeted him in their civil suit for battery and infliction of emotional distress. Emily Alpert Reyes,, "L.A. to pay up to $14 million to settle lawsuits over deadly Venice Beach boardwalk crash," 5 June 2018 Now, the family is suing Dr. Mortimer, his wife Linda and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls, accusing them of medical negligence, fraud, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract. Char Adams,, "Woman Claims Parents' Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Impregnate Her Mother," 5 Apr. 2018 As to Conley, Puscian sued him for assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Michael Mccann,, "Could Gareon Conley Legally Prove That Rape Allegation Caused Draft Slide, Financial Harm?," 12 July 2018 Laquisha Jones was also charged with elder abuse and infliction of injury in connection with the attack, in which an elderly man with struck with a brick in Willowbrook last week, the district attorney’s office said. Brittny Mejia,, "Woman accused of attacking 91-year-old is charged with attempted murder," 12 July 2018

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1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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