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Intimate Lies and the Law

Jill Elaine Hasday


Suppose you discovered one day that the foundations of your life were shakier than you ever imagined. An intimate relationship that you thought was grounded in trust actually depended on deception. After the initial shock and sadness, you might wonder whether the law will help you secure redress for your injuries. But most deceived intimates get no help from the courts, even when they have endured significant financial, physical, or emotional harm. Why not? Deception within intimate relationships can cause severe—even life-altering—damage. But the law has shielded this persistent and pervasive ... More

Keywords: intimate, intimacy, deception, misrepresentation, fraud, marriage, sex, romance, family, infidelity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190905941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190905941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Elaine Hasday, author
Professor of Law, University of Minnesota