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Tag Archives: Heart-balm

Big Love (access required)

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There’s an unwritten rule in boxing that should apply to lawsuits, especially those dealing with spurned spouses: Defend yourself at all times. In separate rulings, the North Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld two multimillion dollar verdicts in heart-balm cases ...

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One heart-balm challenge ends, another begins (access required)

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A closely watched constitutional challenge to a North Carolina law that makes paramours liable for wrecking marriages recently came to an anticlimactic end with a settlement. But the fight against so-called “heart balm” torts has been resurrected in a different lawsuit, and dozens of cases statewide once again hang in the balance.

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