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General Board / Re: Case of MIA Fiance (or the absent-minded fiancee)
« on: June 07, 2005, 01:28:44 PM »
In 1965, my father was sued for breech of promise in NJ.  He was engaged to this lady in Jersey and married my mother in Oklahoma when he got stationed there.  So it does exist.  I don't know all the details, but I know he was sued.

This is related to old state laws that were designed to protect property; namely a woman's honor and virginity.  As many women lived with and had sexual relations with their fiance's, the only way to recover a woman's reputation following a broken engagement was to sue.  Either the man would return and honor the contract or the engagement would be ruled as void thus reestablishing the woman's honor.

I don't believe a person can be sued for breaking an engagement but they can be sued, depending on the state, for other verbal agreements made during the relationship involving money and property.  Say a bride runs out on the day of the wedding and the groom wants to recover money lost as a result of the cancelled vendors and materials.

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I second the FAMU board if the admin is listening.

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Florida Coastal / Re: Chat about Coastal
« on: April 21, 2005, 12:28:50 PM »
I am from Jacksonville.  I volunteered at Duval County Teen Court at FCSL in high school.  The crime stats are nothing to worry about.  Most crime occurs at night in areas of town most residents don't go near (such as downtown, the northside and the westside).  ***You'll get used to the areas of town really fast once you get there.

Going to FCSL I would suggest living on the Southside because that's where the school is located.  Area communities include: Mandarin, Riverside, the Beaches and Arlington.  All of these areas are safe.  You can check out apartments near the University of North Florida because it is 15 minutes away from FCSL and they cater to college students.  The nice thing about UNF is that it is a commuter school so the students it brings in are not as crazy as those at most colleges.

If you have any more questions about Jax the city I can answer them.

***Sorry if sig looks weird, trying to get it to work.

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