Marketing Manager ordered to pay $8.8 Million

Keith King may have lost a wife, but he gained nearly $9million from his romantic rival, all thanks to a quirk of North Carolina's legal system.  

Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson, of The Staircase documentary fame,  awarded Keith King $8.8million in compensatory and punitive damages on Thursday from his wife Danielle's Texan lover, Francisco Huizar III. 

King had sued Huizar for, among other complaints, criminal conversation and alienation of affection, accusing him of breaking up his marriage. 

The Marketing Manager Francisco only makes $84,000 a year, but somehow has been ordered to pay a whopping near $9 million.

Was the judge right for this?

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