Jilted husband wins multi-million lawsuit after suing wife’s boyfriend; some of Arizona law prohibits such suits, says Rose Law Group attorney Audra Petrolle

Man wins $8 million after suing over wife’s affair

A Texas man’s affair with a North Carolina man’s wife will cost him nearly $9 million dollars after the husband sued, citing an obscure law.

Durham County Superior Court judge Orlando Hudson awarded BMX stunt show owner, Kieth King, more than $2.2 million in compensatory damages, and three times that in punitive damages from Francisco Huizar III of San Antonio, Texas.

The jilted husband was awarded the $8.8 million after he claimed Huizar seduced his wife and ruined his marriage. King filed a civil complaint against Huizar in April 2017, accusing the San Antonio man of criminal conversation, alienation of affection, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and assault and battery.

“What I’ve endured, I’ve compared it to a nuclear bomb going on around my surroundings,” King told WSOC-TV

“Most states no longer recognize claims alleged against a third-party paramour or lover for the failure of a marriage. For example, because Arizona has expressly abolished claims for alienation of affection, see A.R.S. § 25-341, a party will not be able to recover damages from a spouse’s lover in Arizona. However, if that lover resides in another state that continues to recognize civil claims for alienation of affection and/or criminal conversion, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that person or lover in the other state. Even if you cannot file a claim against your spouse’s lover, keep in mind that you may still be able to assert a claim for community waste against your spouse in a dissolution proceeding to recover community funds put towards that extramarital affair.

~ Audra Petrolle