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Man Sues Ex-Fiance for $53K Engagement Ring
KMJ Radio 580 ^ | 8-24-11 | KMJ News

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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TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: emotional; hummer; money; ring
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A guy gave a woman a hummer? Who knew?
1 posted on 08/24/2011 12:39:06 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

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.


2 posted on 08/24/2011 12:41:50 PM PDT by svcw
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To: Enterprise

3 posted on 08/24/2011 12:42:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Enterprise

Not good enough for all that.

But I'd still hit it.

4 posted on 08/24/2011 12:43:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Enterprise

He is probably lucky.

If they had married she would have then really taken him to the cleaners.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 12:43:38 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Perdogg

umnh...uhn...she probably doesn’t look half bad in the right light, and without such garish surroundings.


6 posted on 08/24/2011 12:43:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Lazamataz

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.


7 posted on 08/24/2011 12:47:43 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: Lazamataz

Golf ball . . . garden hose . . .


8 posted on 08/24/2011 12:49:02 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Democrats win because Republicans are afraid of being called racists.)
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To: Lazamataz

Whew. I was leaning to hittable, but you eased my concerns.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 12:54:06 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: svcw

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.


10 posted on 08/24/2011 12:56:35 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 12:56:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Enterprise

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!!


12 posted on 08/24/2011 12:57:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Perdogg

Poor guy, I got off easy, she only stole my kitchen curtains.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: yarddog

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.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Why such ridiculous laws?? If the engagement is broken...the ring goes back??

Lucky guy....He escaped with his life. Saw the preview on CIS.

15 posted on 08/24/2011 12:59:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yarddog
The local talk show brought out information that she was involved engaged in another relationship, so the guy broke off the engagement. He might be considering himself extremely lucky about now.
16 posted on 08/24/2011 1:00:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
cheaper Pictures, Images and Photos
17 posted on 08/24/2011 1:00:34 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Enterprise

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. “


18 posted on 08/24/2011 1:01:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Enterprise

This definitely comes under the heading: WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?


19 posted on 08/24/2011 1:01:47 PM PDT by ibytoohi (No)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The guy is supposed to be 45 years old. Kind of late in life to be learning these kinds of lessons.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Not to worry. He has an attorney named Zeppy.
 
He'll do fine.
 
~snort~


21 posted on 08/24/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Lazamataz

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


22 posted on 08/24/2011 1:02:55 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Lazamataz

I guess I missed the “e” in the middle of her first name.


23 posted on 08/24/2011 1:03:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Enterprise
A guy gave a woman a hummer? Who knew?

Is is California...

24 posted on 08/24/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by FredZarguna (But if you do enter the redirector by hand, make sure you put a latex glove on first.)
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To: Enterprise

“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.”

What recourse does she have for all the things she gave “in anticipation of marriage?”

Sorry.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

ZEPPY? ROFL!!


26 posted on 08/24/2011 1:04:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


27 posted on 08/24/2011 1:04:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Snickering Hound
That is the sweetest, sexiest and most erotic thing I have seen in a long time. The girl ain't’ bad neither.
28 posted on 08/24/2011 1:05:22 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Enterprise

They both need their asses kicked.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 1:05:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
...she probably doesn’t look half bad in the right light, and without such garish surroundings.

Light aint going to help her fashion sense any.

I'm straight, and even I know that outfit's a disaster.

30 posted on 08/24/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Leopard? Seriesly?)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


31 posted on 08/24/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Enterprise

Fool.


32 posted on 08/24/2011 1:06:25 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Enterprise

heck I’d say he got off cheap!!!


33 posted on 08/24/2011 1:06:34 PM PDT by mo
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To: PLMerite
"What recourse does she have for all the things she gave “in anticipation of marriage?”

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?

34 posted on 08/24/2011 1:06:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mo

I would agree.


35 posted on 08/24/2011 1:07:17 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Not to worry. He has an attorney named Zeppy.

Is that The Zeppy?

36 posted on 08/24/2011 1:08:43 PM PDT by FredZarguna (You know: Zeppy the Penhead.)
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To: Enterprise

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.


37 posted on 08/24/2011 1:10:57 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
"I imagine that if the man is the one to break or violate the contract, the woman would get to keep the ring."

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?

38 posted on 08/24/2011 1:11:52 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Eva
"It was obvious from the ring and the braces that the guy also bought himself a young wife."

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.

39 posted on 08/24/2011 1:14:33 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: FredZarguna; Responsibility2nd

Actually, I think the full name is Zeppy D. Doodah.


40 posted on 08/24/2011 1:16:41 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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.


41 posted on 08/24/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

I’m sure he would agree with you that he has a fight on his hands. That’s why he got a lawyer.


42 posted on 08/24/2011 1:22:00 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: shotdog

The dress is bad enough. What’s up with that hair?


43 posted on 08/24/2011 1:23:55 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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.


44 posted on 08/24/2011 1:23:55 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
The solution would be to give every bride to be a cigar band.

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....

45 posted on 08/24/2011 1:27:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Arm_Bears

“Golf ball . . . garden hose . . .”

Chrome. . . . Trailer hitch. . .


46 posted on 08/24/2011 1:31:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Enterprise

Again, a bland, neutral opinion, but might it be a thought trying to escape? sd


47 posted on 08/24/2011 1:33:42 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Sacajaweau

The solution is to not get engaged to someone that you don’t know VERY well.


48 posted on 08/24/2011 1:41:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: GeronL

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.


49 posted on 08/24/2011 1:53:21 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: shotdog

she looks like a “guidette”


50 posted on 08/24/2011 1:54:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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