Local couple Amie and Eric Grout are suing Lodi, CA-based Wine & Roses LLC and Preferred Hotel Group in San Joaquin County Court for negligence on what was supposed to be the best night of their lives. The groom, wanting to do something special for his new bride, arranged to have a friend bring in a number of special items to their room including champagne, wine, candles, and a number of private photos. After being refused permission to enter the room, the groom’s friend wrote detailed instructions for the hotel staff on how his friend wanted things setup. Unfortunately another couple was booked in their rooms and many of the special items were suddenly missing and the Grout’s privacy allegedly breached as the ribbon-bound private photo album had been opened and viewed. Obviously upset and heart-broken about this news, the couple is seeking punitive damages for negligence, invasion of privacy and emotional distress. They are being represented by Rachael Renno of Bowman and Associates. Original Article: Courthouse News Service
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