“Alienation of affection” plea denied
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday denied a Mississippi business man’s plea to postpone a ruling that he must pay $112,000 in punitive damages as part of an award for “alienation of affection” toward another man’s wife. No opinion was issued as the Justice rejected the stay application filed by Jerry Fitch, Sr., of Holly Springs, Miss. (Fitch v. Valentine, application 07A324).
The request and the case were discussed in this post.