It sounds like something out of a Jane Austen novel — a lawsuit for breaking an engagement. That’s exactly what happened in Florida this week, when a woman was awarded $150,000 after suing her former fiancé for calling off their wedding. RoseMary Shell she said she left a high-paying job in Pensacola primarily because her ex-fiance, Wayne Gibbs, made a promise to marry her, and she relied on that promise and gave up a lot of things, and she suffered significantly for it. Gibbs broke off the engagement 3 days before the wedding by leaving a note in the bathroom. Shell says the break-up was not because of her debts.
Here is Prof. Gerry Beyers’ post on whether pre-engagement agreements are now needed.