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Spurned Fiancé Sues His Ex To Get Back The Engagement Ring...Or $90K

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Gentlemen, when you put your heart out on the line and offer a lady a diamond engagement ring, it's sure a bummer when she changes her mind and backs out of the marriage. So what becomes of the ring? In the case of one Los Angeles man, he's resorted to filing a lawsuit against his ex-fiancée to get back the ring, or be compensated $90,000.

The spurned man, whose identity is given in court documents as John Doe, alleges his former ladylove, Lisa Ragland, is on the hook for "wrongful retention of personal property, fraud and negligent misrepresentation," reports City News Service.

"John Doe" claims he has suffered from "severe emotional distress" since Ragland gave him the boot, so he's going after not only punitive damages, but he's asking for a court order that would block Ragland from trying to sell the ring.

The man claims the ring is a "family heirloom," said his attorney.

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Ragland's behavior in this scenario is being taken by her ex as a bit dicey--not because she backed out, but because she told her would-be spouse in July 2010 she lost the ring. Her ex contends that was just her excuse to hang onto the ring.