HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – United Technologies Corp. Chairman George David is set to return to the witness stand as he fights his wife’s effort to win $100 million in their divorce trial in Connecticut.

The trial resumes Monday morning in Hartford Family Court.

The 67-year-old David testified Friday that he took his estranged wife, Marie Douglas-David, on extravagant vacations and showered her with jewelry in 2004 and 2005 as the couple were trying to save their marriage.

But Douglas-David, a 36-year-old Swedish countess, says it was all part of his efforts to coerce her into signing a postnuptial agreement that would give her $43 million if they divorce. She’s asking a judge to declare the agreement invalid.

The couple married in 2002 and do not have any children together. His net worth is estimated at nearly $300 million.


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