Crime

August 11, 2014

Suit alleging online infidelity ends with no award

A Charlotte man’s lawsuit blaming an online cheating service for the breakup of his marriage drew national headlines. But it ended with a zero.

A Charlotte man’s lawsuit blaming an online cheating service for the breakup of his marriage drew national headlines. But it ended with a zero.

Robert Schindler sued Ashley Madison – “the most recognized name in infidelity” – in 2012. But the Canadian ownership of the website was dropped as a defendant after the accusers failed for almost a year to serve it with the suit. Last month, a Mecklenburg jury decided that Eleazar Montemayor, who met Schindler’s wife on AshleyMadison.com, had indeed had “criminal conversation” (extramarital sex) with her. But the jury declined to give Schindler any damages. Michael Gordon

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