plaintiff's claim of retaliation under D.C. Code § 1-2525 must also be dismissed.
Turning to the final count of the complaint, intentional infliction of emotional distress, the Court concludes that it, too, must be dismissed. It is the Court's responsibility to determine "whether the defendant's conduct may reasonably be regarded as so extreme and outrageous as to permit recovery." Howard University v. Best, 484 A.2d 958, 985 (D.C. 1984). Moreover, "the tortfeasor's conduct must be 'wanton, outrageous in the extreme, or especially calculated to cause serious mental distress.'" Rogers v. Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 526 F. Supp. 523, 530 (D.D.C. 1981), quoting Waldon v. Covington, 415 A.2d 1070, 1076 (D.C. 1980). Defendant's conduct does not rise to the level required to maintain an action for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
An appropriate order accompanies this Memorandum Opinion.
For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, it hereby is
ORDERED, that defendant's motion to dismiss the amended complaint is denied as to Count One. It hereby further is
ORDERED, that defendant's motion to dismiss the amended complaint is granted as to Counts Two, Three, Four, and Five. It hereby further is
ORDERED, that plaintiff's motion to strike defendant's supplemental memorandum in support of defendant's motion to dismiss the amended complaint is denied and defendant's motion to file the supplemental memorandum is granted nunc pro tunc.