If Elizabeth Edwards is serious about filing an alienation of affection lawsuit in North Carolina, here, she may want to chat with Cynthia Shackelford who just pulled in a $9 million verdict against her husband’s lover, Anne Lundquist, 49.
That figure includes an impressive $5 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages.
She was married to Allan Shackelford, 62, for 33 years — is a lawyer and started having an affair with Anne Lundquist in November 2004 when he was giving legal advice to the North Carolina college where she worked
Cynthia Shackelford hired a detective who photographed the two living together at the family home.
Only six other states( Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah) have such an alienation tort, though we have seen a steady stream of such lawsuits, here.
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