Skip to comments.Man Sues Ex-Fiance for $53K Engagement Ring
Posted on 08/24/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT by Enterprise
"Fresno businessman James Makalian's lawsuit claims he's a victim of fraud and deceit after his ex-fiancee Nichole Grazioli (pictured above) broke up with him and then kept her $53,000 engagement ring and Hummer SUV that he bought for her."
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Hum? I think CA law is that if the man breaks the engagement the woman keeps the ring, if the woman breaks the engagement she has to give it back.
Not good enough for all that.
But I'd still hit it.
He is probably lucky.
If they had married she would have then really taken him to the cleaners.
umnh...uhn...she probably doesn’t look half bad in the right light, and without such garish surroundings.
Ack, maybe if its 2 am and “It’s Closing Time” is being played by the DJ, and you are doing your last walk through.
Golf ball . . . garden hose . . .
Whew. I was leaning to hittable, but you eased my concerns.
They are talking about it now on KMJ. As I understand it, it doesn’t matter who breaks the engagement, the man can still get the property back because they were given in anticipation of marriage.
Dude. You paid for the cow, before you got the milk for free.
Or something to that effect.
Bottom line. You are an idiot. Hope you learned your lesson.
first off, its a gift. I expect he had to pay gift taxes on that stuff. ouch.
Second, dude is a moron. Save the expensive rings and stuff for the actual wedding!!
Poor guy, I got off easy, she only stole my kitchen curtains.
The local talk show brought out information that she was engaged in another relationship, so the guy broke off the engagement. He might be considering himself extremely lucky about now.
Lucky guy....He escaped with his life. Saw the preview on CIS.
So far, after reading all the other posts, it is fairly obvious that none of them went to the link and read the article.
It only had TWO MORE SENTENCES.
The most important one of all, was this:
“She says her client is suffering because he doesn’t know if she loved him or his money. “
This definitely comes under the heading: WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?
The guy is supposed to be 45 years old. Kind of late in life to be learning these kinds of lessons.
Judging by her choice of dress, I’d opine (neutrally, of course), that you might come away with a bit more than you bargained for. Just sayin’. sd
I guess I missed the “e” in the middle of her first name.
Is is California...
“As I understand it, it doesnt matter who breaks the engagement, the man can still get the property back because they were given in anticipation of marriage.”
What recourse does she have for all the things she gave “in anticipation of marriage?”
I know you already know this (Because you’ve begun stalking her), but other reports say she is 30 years old.
But then... You always liked them that was rode hard and put away wet.
They both need their asses kicked.
Light aint going to help her fashion sense any.
I'm straight, and even I know that outfit's a disaster.
The ring is in a sense, seals a verbal contract. I imagine that if the man is the one to break or violate the contract, the woman would get to keep the ring.
heck I’d say he got off cheap!!!
If it is true that he broke it off because he found out she was involved in another relationship, I guess it comes down to what did she give to whom and when did she give it?
I would agree.
Is that The Zeppy?
There was an article in our local paper about a 58 year old man who spent his mother’s life savings, when he was given power of attorney. The money was supposed to pay for her care and that of her other son who is disabled.
They said that the man spent the money on a house, landscaping, a three diamond ring, and braces for his wife, as well as private school tuition (I assume for the wife’s children).
The man was ordered to make restitution and spend 180 days in jail.
It was obvious from the ring and the braces that the guy also bought himself a young wife.
If he had a valid reason to back out based on something she had done which was adverse to a future marriage, why should she get to keep anything he gave her? If he can't trust her now, why should he trust her in the future? What if the only reason she was with him was MONEY, and nothing more? What if she really had no emotional attachment to him?
He did indeed. However, if he was legally bound to use the money for the care of his mother and her disabled son, then he deserves to be jailed and made to pay restitution.
Actually, I think the full name is Zeppy D. Doodah.
An engagement is an unwritten contract. It can be violated by either party in many ways. If the man had a valid reason for breaking the engagement, like the woman cheated on him, or something else that might be unforgivable, then I would think the man might have a case for getting the ring back, but he’d probably have a fight on his hands, if it wasn’t a mutual decision.
I’m sure he would agree with you that he has a fight on his hands. That’s why he got a lawyer.
The dress is bad enough. What’s up with that hair?
The guy said that the plan was to buy the house, fix it up and resell it for twice what he paid. Then he would repay Mom with interest, but he housing market tanked and his plans collapsed.
I can believe him, where he went wrong was with the new wife. Instead of dumping the house and getting out with what he could salvage, he just kept getting in deeper.
This b**** is a perfect example of "you don't know someone until......"
The problem with the verbal agreement is it's one way...So what's her part of the agreement....Nevermind....
“Golf ball . . . garden hose . . .”
Chrome. . . . Trailer hitch. . .
Again, a bland, neutral opinion, but might it be a thought trying to escape? sd
The solution is to not get engaged to someone that you don’t know VERY well.
It’s traditional to give the engagement ring during the proposal, and the wedding ring during the wedding. I don’t know of anyone who ever did it the other way around.
she looks like a “guidette”
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