Alienation Of Affections

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All lawyers remember their first jury trial. Mine was a dreadful alienation of affections case about which I reported here, on the death of E. Michael Runner. Thankfully the tort has since been abolished in Kentucky. Seven states still allow lawsuits by people who claim someone stole their wife or husband, Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Mississippi. Associated Press reports here today about a Mississippi case affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court which in which apparently U.S. Supreme Court review is sought.
While Judge Potter presided in my case, word got 'round the courthouse and other judges came to observe portions of the trial, to my horror. The late Justice McAnulty was a Circuit Court Judge at the time and for years teasingly threatened to write an article in ATLA about the circus.

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