There are about 6 states that still have “alienation of affection” statutes on the books, including Mississippi. In 1997, Sandra Valentine began working for Jerry Fitch, a wealthy Mississippi realtor and successful businessman. She ended up having an affair and child with her new boss. After divorcing her husband, she married him.
However, her husband did not take this lightly. He sued Fitch under an antiquated state law permitting a cuckolded spouse to seek damages for “loss of society, companionship, love and affection,” as well as “the loss of sexual relations.” A jury awarded the husband $750,000 which has been upheld on appeals all the way to the US Supreme Court.
my friend’s mother was sued for a nursing home bill that neither knew was acruing. The nursing home was deceitful and did not tell them. The daughter took out a reverse mortgage during the time she thought her mother was coming home, and the proceeds were spent according to the mother’s wishes. A judgment was entered against the mother and a guardian was appointed to (throw him some cases)to defend the mother. Instead he cross filed a claim against the daughter who is very very close to her mother with allegations such as “alienationof affections”? what is that?? how do you answer such bogus fairy tale nonsense?