Wife Awarded $9M From "The Other Woman"
In an election to fill former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords', left, D-Ariz., congressional seat, Democratic candidate Ron Barber, right, celebrates a victory with Giffords and supporters at a post election event, June 12, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. / pool,AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
The News & Record of Greensboro reports the jury ruled this week in 60-year-old Cynthia Shackelford's alienation of affection case. North Carolina is one of a handful of states that allows jilted spouses to sue over affairs.
Shackelford says her husband was a Greensboro attorney when he started an affair with Anne Lundquist before separating from his wife in April 2005.
Lundquist didn't respond to a message left by the newspaper.
Shackelford's lawyer says she might not get the full $9 million, but Shackelford wanted to send a message that the sanctity of marriage should be respected.
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