424 S.W.2d 627 (1967)
Plaintiff, a mathematician with the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), filed a complaint against defendants, alleging that the intentional grabbing of plaintiff's plate at a buffet luncheon constituted a battery.
The lower court rendered judgment for defendants notwithstanding the jury verdict for plaintiff.
- Reversing on appeal, the court held that the forceful dispossession of plaintiff's plate in an offensive manner was sufficient to constitute a battery.
- Plaintiff was entitled to actual damages for mental suffering due to the willful battery, even in the absence of any physical injury.
The order entering judgment for defendant was reversed because defendants' forceful dispossession of plaintiff's plate in an offensive manner was sufficient to constitute a battery.
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