Lecturer, who had affair with student, and school bore no legal duty in adultery case: Court

It explains why suit by husband, whose wife had affair with teacher, was dismissed

A lecturer who had an affair with a married woman may have had a moral duty against committing adultery, but this did not translate into a legal duty of care towards the woman's husband, the High Court ruled.

The court had earlier this month struck out a suit by the distressed husband, who sought to hold the lecturer and his school liable for the affair.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2019, with the headline 'Lecturer, school bore no legal duty in adultery case: Court'. Print Edition | Subscribe