Well, not literally. It's was more like a note left in the bathroom three days before the wedding breaking off the engagement.
When RoseMary Shell and her boyfriend, Wayne Gibbs, decided to make things official, Shell moved to be with him - and she left A LOT behind. She nobely took a pay cut of over $50,000/year, going from $81,000 (plus 15% bonus) to $31,000. On top of this, she's been left with no house, no car, no health or life insurance, and she says her credit is questionable due to the circumstances of the move.
But it gets even better...She found out that he had been seeing another woman during their engagement.
So, she did what any business person might do - she filed suit. She wanted comensation for her monetary losses and emotional damage, and the jury of 12 men and women, split evenly, agreed with her. She was awarded $150,000 for what boiled down to breach of contract.
While Gibbs' lawyer made himself unavailable for comment, he did say this in closing argument: "You would be sending the message that if you have a dispute with somebody and you think they have been a scoundrel, go get a lawyer and hope the Brinks truck backs up to the jury room," according to the Gainesville Times. "If you award one penny, you're saying, 'file frivolous lawsuits.'"
What do YOU think? Breach of contract, or frivolous lawsuit?