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Giha v. Giha
Rhode Island Supreme Court
609 A.2d 945 (1992)
Nagib Giha (plaintiff) initiated divorce proceedings against Nelly Giha (defendant). The parties agreed that Nagib would retain the income from his medical practice. Nagib and Nelly’s agreement was reflected in an interlocutory order to the same effect. Later that year, Nagib won the lottery with a ticket worth $2.4 million. Six months later, the family court entered its final judgment. Nelly then filed a complaint for postjudgment relief, asserting the $2.4 million prize was a marital asset that Nagib fraudulently failed to disclose to the family court. The trial judge dismissed Nelly’s complaint. Nelly appealed. The Rhode Island Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Fay, C.J.)
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