A top advertising executive's alleged promises to support his longtime girlfriend if they broke up are unenforceable because the couple never married, a judge has ruled. In declining to impose a constructive trust, the judge ruled that such statements as "I will always take care of you" and "everything that we put in, we will enjoy together" do not constitute legally binding promises. Malin Ericson had sued Fabien Baron, known for reinventing Burberry, producing racy Calvin Klein ads and designing Madonna's "Sex" book.
Ad Exec's Promises to Support Longtime Girlfriend Ruled Not Binding
New York Law Journal
March 26, 2010