Lost Coat May Lead to Lawsuit

Absentminded lawyer threatens Houston, airline, food court management
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 11:19 AM CST
The Famous Famiglia logo. Ogletree may or may not have misplaced his coat at one of its restaurants. But he knows it had bad service.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bill Ogletree liked his black leather coat enough to pay $800 for it, but not enough to remember it when he finished eating pizza in the Houston airport and boarded a flight to Las Vegas. So he's threatening to sue the city, Continental Airlines, and the company that manages the food court. Or, he says in a letter obtained by the Smoking Gun, someone can just give him $800.

Ogletree says he has “diligently attempted” to figure out who was responsible for collecting the coat and contends that the responsible party should have kept it in a “secure place and held it for a reasonable period of time.”

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