Upon the plaintiff's refusal to pay anything on her account with the defendant corporation, the collecting agent of the latter, knowing that the plaintiff was far advanced in pregnancy, called her a "deadbeat" and threatened to have her arrested. In a civil action for wiful trespass to the person, the plaintiff alleged that fright caused by the defendant's conduct resulted in illness and a miscarriage. Held, that there was a cause of action stated, even though there was no physical violence. Kirby v. Jules Chain Stores Corp., 210 N. C. 808, 188 S. E. 625 (1936).

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