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Parties in mink coat theft case consent to take nothing judgment


By John Suayan | Jul 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The parties in a lawsuit arising from the alleged theft of a black mink stroller coat during a New Year’s Eve party last year at a local gastropub are awaiting a take nothing judgment, according to recent Harris County District Court records.

The proposed 2-page judgment will dispose Beth Mueke’s suit blaming the loss of her coat on Chapman and Kirby after Harris County 215th District Judge Elaine H. Palmer affixes her signature.

Mueke sued the establishment, which is located in Midtown, last Mar. 8.

According to the suit, the defendant’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 stated.

Court papers added that the employees searched for the coat to no avail.

The defendant did not provide an original answer to the litigation.

Under the purported judgment, the ruling will favor the Chapman and Kirby and against Mueke.

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

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