From our private database of 34,000+ case briefs...
Bailey v. Faulkner
Supreme Court of Alabama
940 So. 2d 247 (2006)
Floyd Bailey, Jr. (defendant) was the pastor of a church attended by James Faulkner (plaintiff) and his wife Paris Faulkner. Mrs. Faulkner was the church secretary. In March 2000, Bailey began counseling the couple for marital problems. At that same time, Bailey and Mrs. Faulkner began a consensual affair that lasted until July 2000. In April, upon learning that Mr. Faulkner had been offered a job that would require relocation—which Mrs. Faulkner did not want—Bailey counseled Mr. Faulkner that the move could harm his marriage. He declined the job offer. Eventually, Mr. Faulkner discovered the affair. Bailey admitted to it and resigned from the church. Mr. Faulkner filed for divorce. He then sued Bailey for providing counseling services in a negligent or wanton manner, thereby causing Mr. Faulkner severe mental anguish. A jury rendered a verdict for Mr. Faulkner and awarded him substantial compensatory and punitive damages. Bailey appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Woodall, J.)
Concurrence (Lyons, J.)
Concurrence (Parker, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 608,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 608,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 34,000 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.