North Carolina is one of the few remaining states with “heart balm” laws, allowing spurned spouses to recover big bucks as victims of adultery.
The latest example pits an assistant prosecutor against a family lawyer. The two women had been friends for years. The family lawyer even stood as godmother to the prosecutor’s children.
In a “criminal conversation” lawsuit, the prosecutor now claims her friend was caught in the act after carrying on an affair with the prosecutor’s husband. The suit demands “at least” $10,000 in damages. The News & Observer has the details.
By Peter Vieth