Widenhouse v. Colson

Respondent Sue Taylor Colson Widenhouse sued Appellant Tammy Batson Colson in North Carolina state court for alienation of affections and criminal conversation. Respondent received a judgment for $266,000 plus interest and costs. Respondent filed notice of foreign judgment with the Greenville County clerk of court. South Carolina does not recognize alienation of affection or criminal conversation. Appellant moved for relief, arguing that respondent's judgment was not entitled to full faith and credit because the causes of action were contrary to South Carolina public policy. Respondent moved to enforce the foreign judgment. The circuit court denied appellant's motion and granted respondent's motion. Finding that the judgment was entitled to full faith and credit in South Carolina, the Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's decision. View "Widenhouse v. Colson" on Justia Law