Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 July 2019

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190905941

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Intimate Lies and the Law

Jill Elaine Hasday

  • Systematically examines deception in sexual, marital, and familial relationships and uncovers the hidden body of law that shields intimate deceivers from legal consequences
  • Argues that the law has placed too much emphasis on protecting intimate deceivers and too little importance on helping the people they deceive
  • Proposes that courts begin with a rebuttable presumption that the law's treatment of intimate deception will track its treatment of deception in other contexts, so deceived intimates can use the same causes of action they would have when suing deceptive strangers

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