Jury Says Breaking Up Marriage Should Cost Woman $500,000

Overlawyered reports on a North Carolina jury that found that a woman owes her former wife’s husband $500,00 after a jury found the woman broke up a 50 year-marriage.

I hate these stories. There is a tendency by many to confuse wrong and what should be illegal, at least in my opinion. I care about this not only because I think it is wrong but also as a personal injury lawyer because unreasonable verdicts have a chilling impact on injured plaintiffs. Jurors, like the rest of us, lump things in categories and this spurned woman verdict gets mentally latticed with my personal injury clients who are seeking recovery for their real injuries.