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The Laws of LoveGifts

The Laws of Love: Gifts [A wealthy man who gives a young and beautiful model an expensive ring on their engagement has a reasonable chance of suing to get it back when she breaks her word. It is a legal anomaly and exists in a state of doctrinal exception. He cannot recover any other gifts that he has given her, however expensive, whatever their burden of promise, or conditions of hope. For her part, the woman recipient of the ring cannot sue in law for the time and effort she has given to her amour in care and attention, she cannot enforce his promises to see that she is financially secure, that he will make good the lease she gave up or the mortgage she abandoned. Nor can she claim the loss incurred through jobs turned down or career paths left unattended. That’s how it goes in courts of law.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
ISBN
978-1-349-28311-8
Pages
181 –194
DOI
10.1057/9780230626539_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[A wealthy man who gives a young and beautiful model an expensive ring on their engagement has a reasonable chance of suing to get it back when she breaks her word. It is a legal anomaly and exists in a state of doctrinal exception. He cannot recover any other gifts that he has given her, however expensive, whatever their burden of promise, or conditions of hope. For her part, the woman recipient of the ring cannot sue in law for the time and effort she has given to her amour in care and attention, she cannot enforce his promises to see that she is financially secure, that he will make good the lease she gave up or the mortgage she abandoned. Nor can she claim the loss incurred through jobs turned down or career paths left unattended. That’s how it goes in courts of law.]

Published: Sep 30, 2015

Keywords: Good Faith; Small Gift; Love Affair; Future Pleasure; Declaratory Judgment

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