Holidays usually result in a spike in engagements. Whether or not this Fourth of July pads the statistics remains to be seen. One thing is for certain — in Pennsylvania if you don’t go through with the wedding, you won’t get to keep your ring. In the case of Bowlen v. Wertz, a Pennsylvania trial court judge has just ruled that, under Pennsylvania’s “no fault” engagement regime, the ring donor is entitled to the return of the ring if the engagement does not ripen into wedding bells. This is contrary to the “gift” rule that applies in many states and is good news for all those unlucky potential grooms.
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