In June 2012, D. Gideon Searle hired St. Louis-based Cellar to transport the couple's wine collection, held in a Des Plaines warehouse, in refrigerated carriers to a Naples, Fla., wine cellar. The wine to be transported was valued at $2 million.
The Complaint states three counts: negligence (for breach of various duties including negligent supervision, negligent handling of the wine itself), negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.
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It is likely that this case, based on the limited information on hand, could be headed for a battle of experts over not only damages but also whether duties were actually breached and if those duties were breached whether they both legally and actually caused those damages.
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