Ok, I have been tempted once or twice to file suit when someone at the store gets my order wrong, or they make me wait too long. i might have even joked about doing so once or twice. But, I have never seriously considered suing over something trivial. I mean, let’s be real.
But, a Personal Injury lawyer in New York City did not hesitate when Brooks Brothers, he believes, gave him the wrong suit. Robert Ginsberg filed suit for $7,646 when the retailer gave him a suit that was a slightly different color and the wrong size than the one he believed he purchased. He is asking for $646 for the suit, $2000 for his time when he had to argue with the store for 90 minutes and $5,000 in punitive damages. Of course, he did not discover the error for a couple of months, after he opened the garment bag. See ABA Bar Journal report.
Mr. Ginsberg previously sued American Airlines for $2 million when he had an altercation with an attendant over a food cart. That suit was dismissed and is now on appeal.
Ok, so the next time Popeye’s gets my order wrong, look out…….