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I was reading this article A North Carolina man just won U$S 750,000 lawsuit after suing his wife lover which mentions men earning figures such as U$S 750,000 or even U$S 8,800,000 for suing his wife's lover. Do laws like this exist in any other western country? And by western I mean the definition of western world which includes Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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    They certainly used to exist in England (but were abolished some considerable time ago). – Martin Bonner supports Monica Oct 5 '19 at 16:30
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    This was actually a common law case: it's a crime because the courts themselves made it one, effectively. There's no actually codified statute for this in NC (or I think anywhere else in the US). In most of the US this sort of common law tort (indeed, almost every common law tort) has been officially abolished or put into actual laws. NC is one of the few where this is not the case. – zibadawa timmy Oct 7 '19 at 10:56
  • Well, then the question should include also cases where the court made it into one. – Pablo Oct 7 '19 at 11:14
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    @zibadawatimmy It's now codified in NC. – Andrew Lazarus Oct 7 '19 at 17:53
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    To the best of my knowledge, no. There are no other Western countries with such laws. But, I'm not omniscient. washparkprophet.blogspot.com/2010/09/… Many states have statutorily abolished the action and in Colorado it is a crime to even attempt to file or settle such a case. – ohwilleke Oct 7 '19 at 22:48
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Canada: Not since 1962.

The nail in the coffin for alienation of affection torts in Canada was the 1962 Kungl v. Schiefer Supreme Court of Canada decision which held 'there is no separate cause of action for “alienation of affections” known to the law of Ontario.'

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