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I took my suit to be dry cleaned. When I picked it up, the ...

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I took my suit to be dry cleaned. When I picked it up, the manager said there was a pen in the lining of the suit that exploded in the cleaning process. The coat was ruined. Is the cleaner liable for damaging my suit?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  socrateaser replied 9 years ago.

You could claim that the cleaner was negligent for not reasonably looking for anything in the clothing pockets. The cleaner would defend that it's not his/her duty to check -- and there may even be something on your receipt to that effect.

This is really one for a small claims judge to decide. It's likely a toss up.

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