AP and CNNnotes the Chicago judgment awarding one of the biggest divorce verdicts in U.S. history. Maya Polsky was awarded $184 million in her divorce from Michael Polsky.
The AP writes (excerpt):
“They would walk together after dinners, and Michael would share details of his work, looking for empathy, advice or merely an open ear,” Rosenfeld wrote in court filings. “For many years, their marital partnership flourished. Michael provided sustenance and security, and Maya provided love, support, advice and counsel.”
“Those are huge numbers,” [University of Illinois law professor David Meyer] said. “When you get these cases of extraordinary wealth, it really puts to the test this notion of marriage as a complete partnership.”