Prisoner loses appeal of Kardashian stress lawsuit

NEW YORK Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:54pm EST

Television personality Kim Kardashian poses at the Warner Bros. and InStyle after party following the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Television personality Kim Kardashian poses at the Warner Bros. and InStyle after party following the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A Pennsylvania prisoner has lost his appeal of a lawsuit against Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian over the "extreme emotional distress" he said watching their reality TV shows caused him.

The prisoner, Daniel Goodson, had argued in a September 10 complaint that the sisters intended their behavior on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" to cause him injury. He had sought more than $75,000 in damages, as well as an apology.

But in a ruling Thursday, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia agreed with a lower court judge against Goodson.

The appeals court said the sisters' alleged conduct was "simply not sufficiently outrageous" to sustain Goodson's claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. It also said Goodson could not prevail on a negligence claim.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Patricia Reaney)