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Would-Be Groom Seeks Refund

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His fiancée called off the wedding. So Layne Hess wanted a refund. He went to court, demanding payment for everything he did during their courtship. There was the cruise to Alaska, and the trip to France, and the vasectomy. Hess says he wouldn't have spent all that money if they weren't getting married. But the court turned him down, saying Jody Johnston never provided a money-back guarantee. She did, at least, return the ring.

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His fiancee called off the wedding, so Layne Hess wanted a refund. He went to court demanding payment for everything he did during their courtship. There was the cruise to Alaska, and the trip to France, and the vasectomy. Mr. Hess says he wouldn't have spent all that money if they weren't getting married. But the court turned him down, saying Jody Johnston never provided a money-back guarantee. She did, at least, return the ring.

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