Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. If you're planning to break up with someone and you want your stuff back, it's probably best to have the conversation IRL. That is text message shorthand for In Real Life. A Buffalo judge ruled that a woman can keep her engagement ring after her former fiance broke things off with a text.

The message was used as evidence because the man wrote, jokingly or not, that the woman can keep the $50,000 parting ring. It's enough, he added, for a down payment on a house. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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