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          that she should not work and that he would provide for her                  
          financially.  Petitioner generally was not employed during the              
          relationship.  She took care of the house and grounds in and on             
          which she and Mr. Kent lived, and she took care of a boat that              
          was acquired during their 25 years together.  She also acted as             
          hostess for their parties and as Mr. Kent's nurse when he was               
          ill.  Her relationship with Mr. Kent resembled that of a husband            
          and wife, including, but not limited to, the sharing of affection           
          and the presence of sexual relations.                                       
               Several items of real and personal property were purchased             
          during their relationship.  Each item was placed in the name of             
          Mr. Kent or in the name of KENCOR, a California corporation in              
          which Mr. Kent was the majority shareholder.  The property                  
          included a house, an automobile, furniture, and boats.  The house           
          was purchased in 1980, and, following the purchase, Mr. Kent and            
          petitioner lived there for the next 11 years.                               
               Mr. Kent purchased clothing and jewelry for petitioner and             
          gave her a weekly allowance.  When Mr. Kent and petitioner                  
          traveled together, they would hold themselves out as husband and            
               In July 1991, Mr. Kent moved out of the house and broke off            
          the relationship.  He asked petitioner to leave the house and               
          return the vehicle she was driving (a 1987 Lincoln Town Car),               
          which was in the name of KENCOR.  Petitioner refused, and Mr.               
          Kent and KENCOR (collectively, the plaintiffs) sued petitioner              
          for ejectment, trespass, and conversion (the lawsuit).  The                 

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