This Note will discuss the historical development of the actions of alienation of affection and defamation of character in an effort to determine why they have been accorded dissimilar treatment, and whether such treatment is justified. Consideration will be given to the individual and societal interests which each action serves. The effect of changing social policies on these actions throughout history will be examined. Finally, suggestions will be made concerning the future treatment of the alienation of affection action.
Note, Alienation of Affection and Defamation: Similar Interests - Dissimilar Treatment, 30 Clev. St. L. Rev. 331 (1981)