Explain to me what's the point of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Let's say a guy gets acquitted from killing his wife and his excuse was he was no where near the scense and in fact he was sleeping with his mistress at a cheap motel. The jury acquits the guy but he still gotta face a wrongful death lawsuit. For what? The first jury said he's innocent so why is he still on trial? Is the guy somehow liable for his wife's death indirectly cuz he wasn't there to protect her? Were the killers in fact looking for the husband and happens upon the wife and they killded her?