2003) ("[S]uits for alienation of affection
are almost exclusively brought after the marriage is either legally dissolved or irretrievably broken.
8) These awards often withstand appellate review and as recently as (2014) a state appellate court affirmed a verdict for $9 million in compensatory and punitive damages for alienation of affection
and criminal conversation.
The general liability (CGL) policy applies to bodily injury (BI) or property damage (PD) claims, and an alienation of affection
claim does not meet the definitions of either BI or PD as they appear in the CGL form.
In contrast, if this same state passed a law that prohibited anyone from advocating abolition of this state's alienation of affection
law, I do think that allegiance to this state's legal system would, and should, be diminished (24) for those barred from expressing their views on this matter.
Because it did not wish to support a revival of the abolished tort of alienation of affection
asserted in the guise of an action for intentional infliction of emotional distress, the court ruled that the husband was only entitled to recover for breaches of the clinician's professional standard of care owed to the husband that would be compensable even if the husband were unmarried.
Jones, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sued under a rarely used state law covering alienation of affection
While she maintains that many states have abolished the torts of criminal conversation and alienation of affection
, she admits that "in the states that do permit these torts, the number of cases filed appears to be rising.
The book also takes a look at the divisibility of patent and copyright interests; rules governing the award of alimony; transmutation and the "uncommingling" of marital and individual property; agreements and disputes between cohabitants; special problems that occur when cohabitants subsequently marry, then divorce; enforcement of premarital and postnuptial agreements; breach of promise and alienation of affection
actions; and division of military pension and disability pay.
145) For example, opponents of same-sex marriage who favor the tort of alienation of affection
create a moral dilemma.
As a result, she suffered "severe hunger, starvation, anemia, dehydration, alienation of affection
, distress and a lack of the enjoyment of her short life, to her non-economic damage in the amount of $500,000.
Last month's Missouri Supreme Court opinion abolishing the tort of alienation of affection
was a good example of the difference between Democrat and Republican judges.
Add the pressures of diminished circumstances, misguided but genuine homesickness and the gnawing anguish of not knowing what's happening to loved ones in Europe, and alienation of affection
becomes well nigh inevitable.
Although some courts have been clarifying a spouse's right to bring various tort claims, including alienation of affection
and property-related offenses, the types of cases actually filed may be limited.
After Collopy sued Spencer for the alienation of affection
and public humiliation the Earl hit back with his invasion of privacy accusation against Collopy.
to sue the city for $20 million for alienation of affection
, plus an additional $50 million for all the pain and suffering his client's been put through.