updated 7/8/2006 9:30:13 PM ET 2006-07-09T01:30:13

If a man proposes marriage, but turns out to be married to someone else, who gets to keep the $40,000 dollar ring?

A Manhattan judge has ruled that the woman gets it, even if she’s the one who broke off the engagement.

The case involves a South Carolina woman and a New York man who met on the Internet. Brian Callahan had already received a divorce judgment when he gave Dana Parker a three-point-four-one carat engagement ring. But the judgment wasn’t final, so the judge says that makes their agreement to marry void.

Parker dumped Callahan after finding evidence that he was married and was also trolling for women online. Callahan then sued to get the ring back.

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