$9M alienation of affection award in NC

by Ted Frank on March 20, 2010

The defendant wasn’t at trial and didn’t have a lawyer, and plans to appeal; the judgment might as well be for $73 gazillion, as the ex-husband is already in contempt of court for failure to pay spousal support. (Greensboro News-Record March 18 and March 17 via Volokh). We’ve been covering the issue for years, as a click on the tags will reveal.


1 Ace of Sevens 03.20.10 at 4:34 pm

I’d think if his affections were alienated so easily, he’s not worth $9 million, even if he does have a decent job.

2 Walter Olson 03.20.10 at 10:32 pm

Note also that social conservative Maggie Gallagher is once again promoting her bad idea of lawsuits against websites and other third party enterprises that “facilitate” adultery, which we mentioned in a brief post a year ago.

3 Frank 03.22.10 at 9:10 am

Even scooter trash like me knows you don’t monkey with another monkey’s monkey.

4 William Nuesslein 03.23.10 at 4:52 am

$9 million is more than 5 times average lifetime earnings. I didn’t know that North Carolina was so hoity toity, but then again I do not live in a luxurious-trailer park.

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