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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Love and Sex and Contracts [File this in: Stuff Even a Contracts Professor Couldn't Make Up]

I have to interrupt the high brow arbitration talk with this story from the Chicago Sun-Times:

A north suburban attorney is suing his former son-in-law for more than $1 million, alleging the man -- who allegedly contracted sexually transmitted diseases while at sex clubs -- was unfaithful to his daughter after he paid for the couple's lavish wedding.
Carey M. Stein, of Riverwoods, alleges the Chicago man -- who is now divorced from his daughter -- committed "fraud and breach of contract" when he had unprotected sex with women in sex clubs during his marriage after making repeated promises to Stein to "care for, protect and be sexually faithful" to his daughter as the costs of the pair's wedding ballooned to more than $75,000, according to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
Despite the daughter's desire for a "very small, private wedding," Stein claims his former son-in-law insisted he needed to invite several business associates from around the world to the wedding at a downtown Chicago hotel on July 12, 2008, the suit said.
Shortly after the pair were married, the man, whom the Chicago Sun-Times is not identifying, engaged in unprotected sex with women in sex clubs in various cities, including Toronto, Long Beach, Calif. and Seattle, according to the suit.
As a result of at least one of these sexual encounters with prostitutes, the man contracted one or more sexually transmitted diseases, resulting in "numerous batteries to her person" as the couple were attempting to conceive a child, the suit said.
I can't get this tune out of my head: "I bet I can make you believe in love and sex and contracts..."

[UPDATE: I just realized that the story is dated April 1.  Yet, I see no indication that it was an April Fool's Day joke.]

[Meredith R. Miller]

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