alienation of affection

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a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse

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1977) (explaining that examples of such manifestations in alienation of affection claims include refusals to cohabitate, separation, and divorce, and any conduct that indicates the dwindling of one spouse's regard for the other).
(12) She received compensatory damages for alienation of affection based on emotional harm and consortium rights.
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.
(21) Suppose further that, based on this communicative action, Betty recovers a judgment against Alice for alienation of affection. Such a judgment would obviously infringe Alice's formal autonomy.
Joy from physical relations contrasts with gradual alienation of affection. Figures in the poems approach mythological stature when they're unified and conversely shrink when they fall into weary repetitions of the same old conflicts as in "Summing Up":
"Alienation of affection" was once a standard allegation filed against a spouse's extramarital partner, although most jurisdictions, including New Jersey, have dropped it for that context.
Even though the cause of action does not exist under Florida law, Margolin filed a complaint against the woman for alienation of affection. He never informed the client that this was not a valid cause of action.
The court added that Virginia law does not permit lawsuits for alienation of affection, although it does allow a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
It blames Judge Teitelman for voting with the majority to decriminalize "alienation of affection;" for voting with the majority to schedule the election for the amendment to ban gay marriage for August rather than November; for ruling that the concealed gun law violated the Hancock Amendment which prohibits the imposition of unfunded mandates on counties; for joining the majority in expanding the rules of evidence in favor of a person accused of a crime, among other rulings.
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." One of the reasons for this is that wives are filing suit against husbands who accumulate wealth with their wives' help and who then divorce them for younger women.
And under a rare law Candace launched a legal action accusing her husband's mistress of "alienation of affection".
Accounting for Millay's critical treatment, Clark explains, "the alienation of affection and the personal which was modernism was bound to reject Millay, as it rejected in a larger sense the claims of women and sentimentalism to power and value" (72).(3)
If someone breaks your arm or your leg, a competent lawyer can probably give you a reasonably good estimate of how much your prospective case is worth.<br />But if someone breaks your heart, putting a value on your legal claim becomes decidedly more difficult.<br />North Carolina is one of the few states that still recognize so-called "heart balm torts" such as alienation of affection and criminal conversationessentially claims for home-wrecking and adultery, respectively, brought by an aggrieved spouse against the alleged interloper.
(145) For example, opponents of same-sex marriage who favor the tort of alienation of affection create a moral dilemma.