Decisions: Of Men, Women & Taxes

The Solomonic wisdom of U.S. judges may sometimes be open to question. But even critics agree that the bench is trying. Some recent decisions:

>The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a wife cannot recover damages for the loss of her husband's sexual potency, even though the state's law permits a husband to recover for the "loss of his wife's consortium."Mrs. Howard E. Krohn of Nashville had filed a $250,000 damage suit against the makers of the drug triparanol on the ground that it had rendered her husband impotent. The court ruled that in Tennessee an irate wife is entitled to...

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