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Tort – Defamation – Adultery Accusation (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit judge declines to apply Virginia's statute outlawing alienation of affections claims to dismiss plaintiff's defamation claim against a church and its pastor who allegedly accused plaintiff of adultery, but the court notes that the plaintiff may not recover damages for harm to his marriage. Virginia Code Sect. 8.01-220 abolishes civil actions for ...