Monday, August 17, 2009

Woman Who Had Three Kids With Wealthy Quebecer Wants To Appeal Court Ruling

The case of "Lola vs. Eric" will head to the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Photograph by: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

From The Canadian Press:

MONTREAL — An unmarried woman who had three children with a Quebec multimillionaire is going to appeal a high-profile court ruling that denied her alimony payments.

Lawyer Anne-France Goldwater will ask the Quebec Court of Appeal on Monday for permission to challenge the Superior Court decision last month.

Justice Carole Hallee said the couple's relationship could not be called a marriage under the wording of federal or provincial legislation.

Quebec is the only province that does not recognize common-law unions

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Update #1:
'Lola' appeals alimony case against Quebec billionaire -- Montreal Gazette

Update #2: Former girlfriend of Quebec billionaire appeals court defeat -- CTV

Update #3: Too many unmarried couples are ignorant of the law -- Vancouver Sun

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