Area resident Farhana Swati has filed suit against Ronald Schuler Jr. and his business, Magnolia Cleaners, for allegedly selling her Persian rugs.

Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Swati filed the suit Nov. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Swati entrusted Magnolia Cleaners to clean three Persian rugs sometime in February 2011.

"When plaintiff returned to retrieve her rugs, she was notified by the owner that the rugs had been sold to someone else," the suit states.

"Plaintiff would show there was no notice given to her that her rugs would be appropriated by the owner and sold to other people. Defendant never gave adequate notice of time limits which were reasonable for retrieval of material to be cleaned."

The suit does not state when Swati went to retrieve her rugs or how long the cleaners kept them before selling the items.

Swati is suing for actual and consequential damages.

Port Arthur attorney Carl Parker represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-310

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