FRANCE: Wives Win

Momentous to every mistress in France last week was an unexpected decision by the country's highest court, La Cour de Cassation. Its sprightly old men, who would be considered insipid and absurd if they did not keep their own quota of mistresses, found on their calendar in a single day three cases of the same type: a master has died in an accident, and his wife and children and mistress are seeking justice. The mistress produces to the court letters from her late master, rent receipts, paid grocery bills and other evidence establishing that she is by no means...

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