A New Jersey country club sued for a wine accident allegedly ruining a woman's luxurious Hermès purse blames the waiter.
The Alpine Country Club in Bergen, New Jersey, has filed a counterclaim denying liability and saying the blame lies with a co-defendant in the woman's lawsuit – the server.
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In the counterclaim filed Thursday at the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Country Club claims that damage to the purse was "caused by the substitution, culpable and / or culpable intervention or criminal conduct of other persons or entities." [1
The club asks the waiter for a "post" that appears in court records as "John Doe." A lawyer from the club did not immediately return an invitation to comment.
Maryana Beyder filed a lawsuit against Country Club and Server for negligence in October after she and her husband poured red wine over their light pink Hermès handbag at the facility in September 2018.
Beyder is said to have suffered "property damage of approximately $ 30,000."
Alexandra Errico, Beyder & # 39; s attorney, told NBC News at the time that her client knew the implications was an accident, but expected that the club would either replace her or refund her purse. Errico said the purse, which was hired by the French fashion brand, was a gift and now littered with stains.
Beyder filed the lawsuit after attempts to settle the incident were unsuccessful.