loss of affection

loss of affection

noun cause of action, damages, deprivation of companionship, forfeiture of companionship, loss of care, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of passion
Associated concepts: alienation of affection
See also: estrangement
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84) Those elements include: "(1) wrongful conduct of the defendant; (2) loss of affection.
1973) (holding that "[a]n intention on the part of the third person that such wrongful interference results in a loss of affection or family association" is an element).
10-4125-KES, 2011 WL 4345236, at **5-6 (ruling that there was a material issue of fact as to whether there was a loss of affection between spouses).
The Washington court mostly approved of jury instructions stating that the elements to establish a prima facie cause of action for alienation of a child's affections included: (1) an existing family relationship; (2) a third person's wrongful interference with the relationship; with (3) the intention that the wrongful interference results in a loss of affection or family association; (4) a causal connection between the interference and the loss of affection; and (5) that the interference resulted in damages.
Loss of affections is the counterpart to the consortium element in alienation of affections claims.
Although the formulation of the action can vary from state to state, in general "the essential elements of an action for alienation of affection are the marriage, the loss of affection or consortium, the wrongful and malicious conduct of the defendant, and a causal connection between such loss and such conduct.
Loss of affection and any desire for sex and intimacy are something many people with depression have to suffer.
A divorce or a break-up can lead animals to be neglected, whether this is a loss of affection or just means they do not have their usual walk.
Cohen talked to the owners of the dog and recovered the cost of the vet bills, "But it was then I realized that the law didn't deal with loss of affection and companionship.