2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-572b - Alienation of affections and breach of promise actions abolished.

CT Gen Stat § 52-572b (2012) What's This?

No action may be brought upon any cause arising from alienation of affections or from breach of a promise to marry.

(1967, P.A. 275, S. 1; P.A. 82-160, S. 238.)

History: P.A. 82-160 changed wording slightly and deleted language which limiting applicability to causes arising “after October 1, 1967”.

When legislature enacted section, it expressed its intent to abolish common law actions seeking damages for a particular type of conduct, regardless of the name that plaintiff assigns to that conduct and in determining whether an action is barred under section, court will consider underlying conduct alleged in plaintiff’s complaint. 80 CA 180.

Action for criminal conversation is not barred in this state by this section which specifically prohibits actions for alienation of affections and breach of promise. 28 CS 487. But see Sec. 52-572f.

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