MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.
The judge said Debbie Lopez of Valley Stream, New York, wasn't bound by a law requiring women to return engagement rings because it was "given as a gift and not in contemplation of marriage."
The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1uJBWxB ) says the ruling was made Oct. 14.
The attorney for Joseph Robert Torres, of Yonkers, said in court papers that her client was "stunned" by the ruling. She said Torres asked Lopez to marry him and she said "absolutely."
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com