Helsel v. Noellsch

Supreme Court of Missouri

107 S.W.3d 231 (Mo. 2003)

Under tort law, an alienation of affection is not a cognizable claim.

Relevant Facts

Katherine Helsel (the plaintiff) and David Helsel divorced. The plaintiff brought suit against Sivi Noellsch (the defendant) for the tort of alienation of affection, alleging that the defendant intentionally interfered with the Helsels’ marriage and caused them to break up. The trial court found in favor of the plaintiff. The defendant appealed.

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December 20, 2020

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Citations

107 S.W.3d 231 (Mo. 2003)