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Adultery case gets no foothold in North Carolina (access required)

A love triangle between South Carolina residents could end up clarifying an apparent gray area regarding jurisdictional rights in North Carolina. The case involves a jilted husband who sued a former friend for sleeping with his wife and ruining his marriage. The husband sought damages under claims for alienation of affection and criminal conversation. North Carolina is just one of seven states that still allow residents to sue home-wreckers, and the suits sometimes result in multi-million-dollar verdicts. South Carolina has abolished the torts. John F. Morrow Sr. and Kathryn F. Fowler (pictured) of Morrow Porter Vermitsky & Fowler in Winston-Salem represented the defendant.

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