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Former live-in girlfriend of NJ $338M Powerball winner to receive nothing

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Posted: March 8, 2014, 10:05 am - IP Logged

he gonna git some high price booty

I agree. I'm sure this could have ended differently. Yes, they were'nt married but they were together over 10 years with kids and a business involved. She certainly does not sound like a ditsy greedy gold digger. Relationships end, but i certainly would have hooked her up, and parted ways. I'm sure he'll meet a REAL gold digger down the line. As a matter of fact i'm sure there are a dozen just waiting for him to line their pockets.

You got lucky Pedro, i'm happy for you but you've got to play the life game right, do the right things brother.

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    Posted: March 8, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

    Did he have to give her anything? No, apparently not.

    Should he have given her something? Yes, wtf, she's the mother of your kids, you got 150 million cash, duke 'er a nice chunk, buy 'er a nice house in a nice area to raise your kids, don't be a vindictive cheapskate.

    He'll learn the hard way when she stabs him in the eye with her high heel. Those spanish chicks don't play nice.

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      I agree. I'm sure this could have ended differently. Yes, they were'nt married but they were together over 10 years with kids and a business involved. She certainly does not sound like a ditsy greedy gold digger. Relationships end, but i certainly would have hooked her up, and parted ways. I'm sure he'll meet a REAL gold digger down the line. As a matter of fact i'm sure there are a dozen just waiting for him to line their pockets.

      You got lucky Pedro, i'm happy for you but you've got to play the life game right, do the right things brother.

      Giving the woman a percentage would have been the reasonable/fair thing to do...even as low as 10%..but nothing(that's been reported) ????..........Puts a whole new spin on "a meaningful relationship"...Karma may come a callin' Pedro...Eek

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        Posted: March 8, 2014, 11:28 am - IP Logged

        None of us know what happened in their relationship so it's hard to lay blame on either one. The bottom line is that he fathered ONE child with her and had several other children with his ex-wife. Prior to his Powerball win, he was nothing more than a deadbeat father who spent his disposable income on everything else and not his child support obligations.

        He certainly is not a hero in my book and I am glad that he is not going after his ex-girlfriend for attorney fees(this most likely would have bankrupted her). He no doubt will pay child support and it would have been nice of him to give his ex a small portion to afford her a better life. $500k or so would not have hurt him one bit.

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          Sounds about right to me. Your girlfriend/boyfriend isn't responsible for any debt that is solely in each  persons name. So why should one person have a right to the other persons income regardless of where it came from.

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            Posted: March 8, 2014, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

            If this was a case of a former girlfriend suing him because she wanted to cash in on his good fortune, I'd say "I'm glad the gold digger got nothing".  However, they lived together for 10 years & had a child together; she's more than just a "former live-in girlfriend".  In California, she'd have rights as  his "common law" wife & would have been awarded something.  I think he's a shady character; he's already wired $57 million out of the country for god knows what (drugs? weapons? fund a cult?) & is being sued by her for domestic violence.  Given all the details, I would have liked to have seen her get something...

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              If this was a case of a former girlfriend suing him because she wanted to cash in on his good fortune, I'd say "I'm glad the gold digger got nothing".  However, they lived together for 10 years & had a child together; she's more than just a "former live-in girlfriend".  In California, she'd have rights as  his "common law" wife & would have been awarded something.  I think he's a shady character; he's already wired $57 million out of the country for god knows what (drugs? weapons? fund a cult?) & is being sued by her for domestic violence.  Given all the details, I would have liked to have seen her get something...

              Yes man, agree with you totally.....except for the drugs/weapons/cult thing. I'm sure he wired the money out of the country to not only hide it but for much much higher interest rates that would make the S&P look like chump change. And because it'll go waaaaay further in the DR than it would here. But yes, i'm with you in thinking she was no 'coat tail come lately' kinda woman. She was with him for 10 years plus. He really should have done the right thing by her.

              "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                I am not an advocate for "entitlements and handouts". Having put up with his deadbeat-a$$ for ten years, and her and kids doing chores and running errands{no matter how miniscule} for him, constitute a family. They deserve to get out of the relashionship, with some dignity...at least 10% of gross , and that my friend is a lot of dignity.

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                  I am not an advocate for "entitlements and handouts". Having put up with his deadbeat-a$$ for ten years, and her and kids doing chores and running errands{no matter how miniscule} for him, constitute a family. They deserve to get out of the relashionship, with some dignity...at least 10% of gross , and that my friend is a lot of dignity.

                  Absolutely. I like hearing stories about people with good hearts, who win and then help out their community and those closest to them. Then you wonder why someone like this guy wins, it boggles my mind. He should've given her something based on their relationship.

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                    Posted: March 8, 2014, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Did he have to give her anything? No, apparently not.

                    Should he have given her something? Yes, wtf, she's the mother of your kids, you got 150 million cash, duke 'er a nice chunk, buy 'er a nice house in a nice area to raise your kids, don't be a vindictive cheapskate.

                    I agree.  However, I also don't have a problem with the way things turned out.  I'm guessing she wanted more than "a nice chunk" -- probably half or close to it -- and they both dug in their heels and played hardball.  He may be a cheapskate, but she got greedy and it cost her.  She could have walked away with a decent amount had she played her cards right; instead, she's lucky her lawyers are the only people taking her to the cleaners.

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                      I agree.  However, I also don't have a problem with the way things turned out.  I'm guessing she wanted more than "a nice chunk" -- probably half or close to it -- and they both dug in their heels and played hardball.  He may be a cheapskate, but she got greedy and it cost her.  She could have walked away with a decent amount had she played her cards right; instead, she's lucky her lawyers are the only people taking her to the cleaners.

                      I hear what you are saying and if true you make some valid points, BUT you sure are making a whole lot of assumptions geared towards confirming your theory. Not the way it works in my book. There is just too much we dont know. And based on what we do know, he should have hooked her up with a tidy amount if even just for her basic comfort. Afterall he waked outa there with $150 + Million. Come on Pedro, you have to play the game of life the right way man.

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                        A Passaic bodega owner who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring and his former live-in girlfriend settled a lawsuit in state court Friday in which the woman was seeking a share of the fortune.

                        (See NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money, Lottery Post, Nov. 10, 2013.)

                        Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiff Inez Sanchez agreed to drop her lawsuit and relinquish all rights to pursue it further. In exchange, jackpot winner Pedro Quezada agreed not to recoup from her attorneys' fees it cost him to defend himself in the case. The settlement provided for no other financial benefit to Sanchez.

                        The case was settled just as state Superior Court Chancery Division Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh was set to rule on a motion to dismiss Sanchez's suit that was filed in January by Quezada's attorneys.

                        Had the judge dismissed the case, a distinct possibility given recent case law that has struck down so-called "palimony" rights, Sanchez would have been obligated to pay Quezada's attorneys' fees. The total of those fees could not be immediately confirmed Friday.

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                        What did Pedro expect from his arrangement?  She was no doubt his "mojo" and  good luck charm, and she should get part of the jackpot, in my humble opinion. Only guessing that she was not in a long term relationship with the winner. 

                        What was the reasoning, if it could be called that, to award her nothing? Was she just a string of live- in girl friends? 

                        There is a lesson here for all those with similar situations...What?

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                          What did Pedro expect from his arrangement?  She was no doubt his "mojo" and  good luck charm, and she should get part of the jackpot, in my humble opinion. Only guessing that she was not in a long term relationship with the winner. 

                          What was the reasoning, if it could be called that, to award her nothing? Was she just a string of live- in girl friends? 

                          There is a lesson here for all those with similar situations...What?

                          Yes Gleno, Yes. I love the part about being his good luck charm, i never thought of that. You hit the nail right on the head with so many aspects in just 4 lines. Bravo!!

                          "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                            What did Pedro expect from his arrangement?  She was no doubt his "mojo" and  good luck charm, and she should get part of the jackpot, in my humble opinion. Only guessing that she was not in a long term relationship with the winner. 

                            What was the reasoning, if it could be called that, to award her nothing? Was she just a string of live- in girl friends? 

                            There is a lesson here for all those with similar situations...What?

                            Actually, Gleno, Pedro was the live-in, typically the person evading child support payments has to find a savior to house them.  The landlord whom they stiffed the final month of rent to said the lease is in Inez's name; officially her debt.  So, Pedro stiffed Inez in housing and credit scores, too, perhaps to remain consistent. 

                            Ugh, Inez, pay your landlord from last year.  Don't "house" wayward men anymore, train your and Pedro's son in this same wisdom.

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                              good going girl.