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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

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    Well people DO change their minds. I don't really like the law coming down on me because I changed my mind. If there is no contract there is nothing to enforce. It's that simple.
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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

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    Triola. I hope her cancer was nighmarishly painful and she died a slow death.
    Well, that sounds like a tempered and moderate view.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Well people DO change their minds. I don't really like the law coming down on me because I changed my mind. If there is no contract there is nothing to enforce. It's that simple.
    It seems as though there was a contract as determined by a judge. Isn't that a reasonable role for a judge to arbitrate between two civil parties?

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's been around forever. Do you think it's right that a couple get engaged, set a wedding date, plan their wedding, one of them puts down deposits all over hell and gone for their big day . . . and then the other cancels and thinks they ought to just walk away?

    I don't.
    I missed that part of the story, is that what happened?
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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I missed that part of the story, is that what happened?
    No, it was a clearer example of breach of promise damages. Actually, Sangha pointed out that the award had nothing to do with breach of promise and everything to do with "her share of the house."

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's been around forever. Do you think it's right that a couple get engaged, set a wedding date, plan their wedding, one of them puts down deposits all over hell and gone for their big day . . . and then the other cancels and thinks they ought to just walk away?

    I don't.
    Actually I do. Unless you sign on the dotted line, or say I do, there is no contract. There is an expectation that you will follow through, but expectation is NOT a guarantee. Its like buying a house. Unless you sign the contract it aint a done deal, hence why good faith money ect is often required, along with other contracts.
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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Actually I do. Unless you sign on the dotted line, or say I do, there is no contract. There is an expectation that you will follow through, but expectation is NOT a guarantee. Its like buying a house. Unless you sign the contract it aint a done deal, hence why good faith money ect is often required, along with other contracts.
    If you make a promise to someone and they rely on it to their financial detriment, a court may find that your promise was indeed a contract and find you liable for damages. That's the law. What you think it should be is something else again.

    Are there any instances in which a contract could exist even though the parties did not complete the deal?

    If one party makes a statement or a promise that causes another party to rely on that statement in such a way that he or she is financially injured by that reliance, then a court will enforce the statement or promise as if it was a completed contract. The court does not need to find an agreement or consideration in order to enforce the promise like a contract.

    - See more at: When Will a Promise or Statement Be Considered a Binding Contract? - FindLaw
    When Will a Promise or Statement Be Considered a Binding Contract? - FindLaw

    Edit: Re your example of buying a house: To my knowledge, buying and/or selling real estate is the only​ contract that must be in writing to be enforced.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    It seems as though there was a contract as determined by a judge. Isn't that a reasonable role for a judge to arbitrate between two civil parties?
    What contract? Sorry, but what we are talking about is NOT a contract. A promise or statement to do something is NOT a contract.

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