MANNERS & MORALS: High Price on Heart Balm


Awarded last week by a seven-woman, five-man Cook County (Chicago) circuit court jury: $490,000 to Obstetrician Lester Odell. 47. The judgment was entered against his longtime friend and the best man at his wedding. Pediatrician Emerson McVey. for alienating the affections of Odell's wife. Pleaded Odell's attorney. Sol Friedman, in his successful attempt to keep pace with the spiraling cost of torts cases (TIME. April 28): "You may not think a woman's love is worth $490,000. but it genuinely was to the doctor. This other man was his best friend and betrayed him. I ask you members of...

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