Italian judges set an astonishing legal precedent yesterday by annulling a marriage because the wife had merely thought of having an affair. The Cassation Court, Italy's highest, backed the decision of a church court in Modena, to dissolve the marriage – even though the woman had never been unfaithful.
The woman, who was not named, was trying to have the ruling overturned to benefit from no-blame financial arrangements, including alimony. She will no receive no such benefits.
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