Plaintiff, a six year old girl, sued to recover damages alleged to have been sustained as a result of defendant's enticing her mother from the family home. Plaintiff contended that as a child and member of the family she had a legally protected right to maintenance of the family relationship. Defendant answered that no tort had been committed, since no right in the plaintiff was recognized at common law and that to recognize such a right would amount to judicial legislation. From a judgment in favor of plaintiff, defendant appealed. Held, affirmed. Allowing a child a right of action against one enticing his parent from the home neither changes any rule of law nor upsets any precedent. Miller v. Monsen, (Minn. 1949) 37 N.W. (2d) 543.
William H. Lowery,
TORTS-FAMILY RELATIONSHIP-CHILD'S RIGHT TO RECOVER FOR ENTICEMENT OF PARENT FROM HOME,
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