Polyamory

There are exceptions to this: in North Carolina, a spouse can sue a third party for causing "loss of affection" in or "criminal conversation" (adultery) with their spouse, although they are infrequently enforced. mehr

Edmund Kean

As a result of his relationship with Charlotte Cox, the wife of a London city alderman, Kean was sued by Mr Cox for damages for criminal conversation (adultery). The adverse decision in the criminal conversation case of Cox v. mehr

Caroline Norton

Caroline left her husband in 1836, following which her husband sued her close friend Lord Melbourne, the then Whig Prime Minister, for criminal conversation. mehr

Yinka Shonibare

He was notably commissioned by Okwui Enwezor at documenta XI in 2002 to create his most recognised work "Gallantry and Criminal Conversation" that launched him on an international stage. mehr

John Philpot Curran

The circumstances were very different from the Doneraile case: Curran was defending another aristocrat, Augustus Bradshaw, allegedly the lover of Lady Westmeath, in a criminal conversation action. mehr

John Philpot Curran

His eldest daughter Amelia was born in 1775, and eight more children resulted from the union, but his marriage disintegrated, his wife eventually deserting him and eloping with Reverend Abraham Sandys, whom Curran sued afterwards for criminal conversation in 1795. mehr

Alienation of affections

The tort of alienation of affections is similar to the tort of criminal conversation. mehr

Alienation of affections

Alienation of affection and criminal conversation lawsuits are allowed in North Carolina. mehr

Alienation of affections

"(b)" An action for alienation of affection or criminal conversation shall not be commenced more than three years from the last act of the defendant giving rise to the cause of action. mehr

Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke

Bolingbroke brought divorce proceedings against his wife for her criminal conversation with Topham Beauclerk, with whom she bore a child. mehr

Valentine Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry

In 1807 Lawless brought an infamous action for criminal conversation against Sir John Bennett Piers, 6th Baronet, whose misdemeanours with Lady Georgiana Cloncurry had been witnessed by the painter Gabrielli while he was at work. mehr

William Sorell

On 3 April 1816 Sorell was appointed governor of Tasmania, arrived in Sydney on 10 March 1817 aboard the ship "Sir William Bensley", and at Hobart on 8 April 1817. In the meanwhile Lieutenant Kent had brought an action against Sorell "for criminal conversation with the plaintiff's wife", and on 5 July 1817 was awarded £3000 damages. mehr

Henry Mateo

Mateo is currently being sought for the civil charge of criminal conversation in North Carolina. mehr

Philip Davison

He has co-scripted the film dramas "Exposure" and "Criminal Conversation". mehr

Hallie Rubenhold

Her book, "Lady Worsley's Whim", published in November 2008, is an account of one of the eighteenth century's most sensational sex scandals, the criminal conversation case of Sir Richard Worsley against Maurice George Bisset for having committed adultery with Seymour Dorothy Fleming. mehr

Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Baronet

Lady Waterpark died in August 1807, aged 67. The third son Augustus, who usually used the surname Bradshaw, was the defendant in a celebrated criminal conversation action brought by the Earl of Westmeath in 1796, and was required to pay £100,000 damages. mehr

Criminal Conversation

"Criminal Conversation" is a novel published in 1994 by Evan Hunter, set in Brooklyn, New York. mehr

Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Baronet

She was rumoured to have 27 lovers, and in 1782 Richard brought a criminal conversation case for £20,000 against one of them, a Hampshire militia officer, George M Bissett who lived near to them. mehr

Criminal conversation

At common law, "criminal conversation", commonly known as "crim. mehr

Criminal conversation

Suits for criminal conversation reached their height in late 18th and early 19th-century England, where large sums, often between £10,000 and £20,000, could be demanded by the plaintiff, for "debauching" his wife. mehr

Criminal conversation

The tort of criminal conversation seeks damages for the act of sexual intercourse outside marriage, between the spouse and a third party. Each act of adultery can give rise to a separate claim for criminal conversation. mehr

Criminal conversation

"(b)" An action for alienation of affection or criminal conversation shall not be commenced more than three years from the last act of the defendant giving rise to the cause of action. mehr

Seymour Fleming

In February 1782, Sir Richard brought a criminal conversation case for £20,000 against Bisset. mehr

Don Macpherson

Scripts in development included adaptations of Evan Hunter's mafia thriller "Criminal Conversation" for Tom Cruise, the sci fi novel "Spares" for Steven Spielberg, and a version of Ayn Rand's classic "The Fountainhead" for Oliver Stone. mehr

George Nugent, 1st Marquess of Westmeath

His parents divorced in 1796 after his father's discovery of his mother's affair with Augustus Bradshaw, which also resulted in a celebrated action for criminal conversation. mehr

Seduction (tort)

Fears of fraudulent suits, combined with a turn away from the view of property interests in persons, led to the enactment of "heart balm" statutes, abolishing causes of action for seduction, breach of promise, alienation of affection, criminal conversation, etc. mehr

Sir John Piers, 6th Baronet

Piers gained public notoriety after an 1807 "criminal conversation" trial. mehr

George Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath

He gained some notoriety in his lifetime due to his unhappy first marriage, which ended in divorce, following a much-publicised action for criminal conversation. mehr

George Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath

Although he was a rich man, financial motives may partly explain his decision to sue for criminal conversation, seeking the (then) very large sum of £20,000; it was also then a necessary first step towards divorce. mehr

Capital punishment in Judaism

4. Criminal conversation with a betrothed virgin (Deut. xxii. 23, 24; Sanh. vii. 4, 66b; Sifre, Deut. 242). 5. Criminal conversation with one's own daughter-in-law (Lev. xx. 12; Sanh. vii. 4, 53a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 13). 6. Criminal conversation with one's own mother (Lev. xviii. 7, xx. 11; Sanh. vii. 4, 53a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 12). 7. Criminal conversation with one's own stepmother (Lev. xviii. 8, xx. 11; Sanh. vii. 4, 53a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 12). mehr

Capital punishment in Judaism

Thus, with reference to bigamy with mother and daughter the law reads (Lev. xx. 14): "It is wickedness" ("Zimmah hi"), and because elsewhere (ib. xviii. 17) the identical expression is used with reference to criminal conversation of man with female relatives of other degrees, rabbinic law affixes the penalty which the Pentateuch attaches to the former also to the latter (Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 17). mehr

Capital punishment in Judaism

The crimes punished in rabbinic law with death by burning are accordingly the following ten: 1. Sex ( to be referred to as "criminal conversation") by a priest's daughter (Lev. xxi. 9; Sanh. ix. 1, 76a; Sifra, Emor, i. 14 et seq.). 2. Criminal conversation with one's own daughter (Yeb. 3a; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a). 3. Criminal conversation with one's own daughter's daughter (Lev. xviii. 10; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a). 4. Criminal conversation with one's own son's daughter (Lev. xviii. 10; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a). 5. Criminal conversation with one's own stepdaughter (Lev. xviii. 17; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 16). 6. Criminal conversation with one's own stepdaughter's daughter (Lev. xviii. 17; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 16). 7. Criminal conversation with one's own stepson's daughter (Lev. xviii. 17; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 16). 8. Criminal conversation with one's own mother-in-law (Lev. xx. 14; Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 15). 9. Criminal conversation with one's own mother-in-law's mother (Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra. Ḳedoshim, ix. 17; Yeb. 21a et seq.). 10. Criminal conversation with one's own father-in-law's mother (Sanh. ix. 1, 75a; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, ix. 17; Yeb. 21a). mehr
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