Chinese Boyfriend and Girlfriend meet in New York’s Chinatown, where the families of each own Chinese takeout restaurants.
Boyfriend and Girlfriend become engaged.
Custom mandates that Boyfriend’s family pay a dowry of $60,000.
In fact, Boyfriend’s family pays Girlfriend $123,000 in money and personal property.
Four months after the engagement and transfer of the dowry, Girlfriend stops communicating with Boyfriend.
Under the circumstances, Boyfriends asks Girlfriend to return the dowry.
Boyfriend and his family then file a lawsuit against Girlfriend for return of the dowry.
Read more in this New York Post article: Fiancée skips town after receiving $123K ‘reverse dowry’: suit .