Huh. I thought for sure something like this would only happen in the USA.
This reminds me of the case where a woman sued her husband's mistress for ruining her marriage
and won $500,000! Apparently the state she lives in has a law that makes it illegal for someone to cause "alienation of affection" in your marriage.
She reportedly was not seeking that large amount of money and was surprised when it was awarded.
Another thing to remember: "Though such large judgments seem like windfalls, it's not easy to collect, experts say."
I have personally been "awarded" $500 in court for stolen property, of which only $25 was collected. That's when I lost my faith in the American Court of Law.