CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Census Bureau reports with regard to number of unmarried couples living together in 1977 stated. Report on technicalities of new lifestyle.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) California supreme court's decision that Michelle Triola Marvin has right to sue her former partner, actor Lee Marvin, for half his earnings during years they lived together, though they were never married, reported Photos shown. [Ms. MARVIN - describes her activities during life with Marvin; feels she wasn't like wife, but was wife.] Details of California court decision stated; its effects described. Model Cindy Lang's lawsuit against rock star Alice Cooper in similar situation noted. [Ms. LANG - comments on case and says women must know they have rights in such situations.] Refusal to comment by both Cooper and Marvin reported Los Angeles attorney Marvin Mitchelson said to be attorney for both women. [MITCHELSON - says court's decision is enforcement of oral promises.] Advocacy of non-nuptial contract in such cases, by Mitchelson and others, mentioned; details about contracts given. Attitude of Lee Marvin's attorney Mark Goldman towards theory behind non-nuptial contracts and facts about them outlined. [GOLDMAN - says asking partner to sign contract implies distrust of partner.]
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre
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