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Patron faults gastropub for loss of 'very expensive' mink coat during NYE celebration

By John Suayan | Mar 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A local gastropub is blamed for the purported loss of a Harris County woman’s black mink stroller coat.

In a lawsuit filed on Mar. 8 in the Harris County 215th District Court, Beth Mueke says Chapman and Kirby lost the article of clothing during a New Year’s Eve event on Dec. 31, 2017.

Mueke reportedly presented the coat at the defendant’s designated coat check setup prior to participating in the festivities.

According to the suit, the establishment’s staff promised the plaintiff her coat and those of other partygoers would be monitored at the station at all times.

The coat – which Mueke asserts “was very expensive and held strong sentimental value” – was not in sight when the complainant came to fetch it following the end of the event, the original petition states.

The respondent’s employees searched for the coat to no avail.

“The plaintiff’s coat was never recovered,” court papers say.

Consequently, Mueke seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by James M. Lassiter, III; Timothy M. McHale; and Mohammed H. Nabulsi of the Lassiter Law Firm in Houston.

 Harris County 215th District Court Case No. 2018-15400

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