Michelle Triola Marvin
American actress
Michelle Triola Marvin
Michelle Triola was an American actress who was mainly notable for unsuccessfully suing Lee Marvin in 1977, having cohabited with him from 1965-1970. The trial, which brought about the concept of palimony, was widely covered in the media at the time. During this time, she was Michelle Triola Marvin, having legally changed her name to add Marvin's surname to her own. She was represented by attorney Marvin Mitchelson.
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Property and Palimony Law for Unmarried Cohabitating Partners
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
A governmentally recognized marriage, ceremonial or common law, confers numerous legal rights. However, unmarried cohabitating partners have legal options, some of which are briefly discussed in this educational comment. Always consult experienced legal counsel and other professionals in intimate relationship and property situations. The 1976 California Supreme Court case of unmarried Lee Marvin and Michelle Marvin, a landmark decision, stated: The fact that a man and woman live together without marriage, and engage in a sexual relationship, does not in itself invalidate agreements between them relating to their earnings, property, or expenses. Neither is such an agreement invalid merely because the parties may have contemplated the creation or continuation of a nonmarital relationship when they entered into it. Agreements between nonmarital partners fail only to the extent that they rest upon a consideration of meretricious [illicit] sexual services. ... We add that in the absen ...
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Michelle Triola Marvin, 76, Of Landmark Palimony Suit
NYTimes - over 7 years
Michelle Triola Marvin, whose landmark alimony-without-marriage lawsuit against the actor Lee Marvin, her former boyfriend, helped lead to the concept of ''palimony'' settlements for unmarried partners, died on Friday morning in Malibu at the home she shared with Dick Van Dyke. She was 76. The cause was lung cancer, a spokesman, Bob Palmer, told
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Marvin Mitchelson, Father Of Palimony, Is Dead at 76
NYTimes - over 12 years
Marvin M. Mitchelson, the Hollywood divorce lawyer who parlayed the concept of ''palimony'' settlements for unmarried partners into a successful career representing celebrities, becoming a celebrity himself, died Saturday night in Los Angeles. He was 76. The cause was cancer, said his publicist, Sy Presten. During his 47-year-long roller coaster of
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Louis M. Brown, 87, Lawyer Who Emphasized Prevention
NYTimes - about 20 years
Louis Morris Brown, a lawyer and legal scholar who formulated preventive law as an academic discipline and a practitioner's specialization, died on Sept. 12 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 87. The cause was heart failure, according to a statement from the University of Southern California, where he was professor of law emeritus. The
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POINTS WEST; For Movies' Tough Guy, a war at Home
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: It's always a guessing game in this town. Who will be next? What star will have his or her private life splashed all over the media in some seamy lawsuit brought by a lover done wrong? The current target is none other than Dirty Harry himself, a.k.a. Clint Eastwood, who, at age 58, with his laconic sneer and tough-guy epithets, has become a
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Charges Face Divorce Lawyer
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The state bar of California has filed seven additional charges of professional misconduct against Marvin Mitchelson, the divorce lawyer who established the principle that unmarried people may be entitled to some of their lovers' property. The state bar of California has filed seven additional charges of professional misconduct against Marvin
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PERSONAL FINANCE; LIVING TOGETHER AS A WAY OF LIFE
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: LOVER. Significant Other. Steady companion or domestic partner. The search for a comfortable way to describe a mate who is not your spouse goes on, as increasing numbers of couples choose to live together without benefit of marriage. LOVER. Significant Other. Steady companion or domestic partner. The search for a comfortable way to describe a
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Michelle Marvin Loses Bid To Regain $104,0 00 Award
NYTimes - over 35 years
The California Supreme Court refused yesterday to reinstate a $104,000 award to the former companion of the actor Lee Marvin. Without comment, the justices denied Michelle Triola Marvin's request for review of an Aug. 11 decision by the Court of Appeal that denied her the money awarded by a trial court in 1979. The Marvin case established that
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Headliners; 'Palimony' Reversed
NYTimes - over 35 years
It may have been delayed, but as far as Lee Marvin is concerned, justice hasn't been denied. Two years ago, in rejecting a claim by Michelle Triola Marvin to half of the $3.6 million the actor earned during the six years of their liaison, a judge awarded her $104,000 so that the former singer could learn ''new employable skills.'' Last week, the
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Notes on People; A Marvin Analysis
NYTimes - over 35 years
She wasn't really surprised when a California appeals court overturned a judgment in her favor in her precedent-setting ''palimony'' suit, Michelle Triola Marvin said yesterday in New York. The California Court of Appeal for the Second District nullified a lower court's award to her of $104,000, Miss Marvin said, because the court was made up of
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COURT REVERSES $104,000 AWARD FOR EX-COMPANION OF LEE MARVIN
NYTimes - over 35 years
The State Court of Appeal has ruled that Lee Marvin, the actor, does not have to pay $104,000 to Michelle Triola Marvin, a former singer who lived with him for six years. The nine-page opinion, which was disclosed yesterday, overturns a 1979 Superior Court decision. The 2-to-1 ruling applies only to the Marvin case and not to any broader
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Triola Marvin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 76
    The cancer caused her death on October 30, 2009, at the Malibu, California, home she shared with Van Dyke.
    More Details Hide Details She was 76 years old. She is survived by a sister, Diane Triola Johnson of Van Nuys.
  • 2008
    Age 75
    In April 2008 she underwent surgery for lung cancer.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 48
    Both sides claimed victory, but in August 1981, the California Court of Appeal ruled that Triola could not show any contract between her and Marvin to justify any payment to her.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, Triola received no money from Marvin.
  • 1979
    Age 46
    The case went to trial. On April 18, 1979, Judge Arthur K. Marshall ordered Marvin to pay $104,000 to Triola for "rehabilitation purposes", but denied her community property claim for one-half of the $3.6 million which Marvin had earned during their six years of cohabitation.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 32
    Her film acting career consisted of minor roles, including a stand-in in Marvin's 1965 film Ship of Fools and a guest role on the Dick Van Dyke television series Diagnosis: Murder.
    More Details Hide Details Although she and Marvin never married, Triola sought financial compensation similar to that available to spouses under California's alimony and community property laws. The result was the landmark case Marvin v Marvin, 18 Cal. 3d 660 (1976). http://online.ceb.com/calcases/C3/18C3d660.htm The Supreme Court of California held that Triola could proceed with her suit, as it did state a cause of action and the trial court erred in granting judgment to Marvin on the pleadings.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 25
    Triola majored in theater arts at UCLA. She was a lounge singer and dancer. She danced in the original 1958 Broadway production of Flower Drum Song, directed by Gene Kelly.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born on November 13, 1932.
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