Bride Sues Florist Over Wrong Flower Color
November 13, 2007
Elana Glatt, formerly Elana Elbogen, is sueing her wedding florist (she’s also an attorney) for $400,000 for “egregriously” failing to match the color scheme she had requested for her floral arrangements. The flowers cost $27,435.14. We can’t get over the fact that the lawsuit asks for more than $400,000 in restitution and damages. WOW!
According to the New York Post article:
Not only was the color wrong, Ms. Glatt said in the lawsuit, filed on Friday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, but the hydrangeas were wilted and brown, and arranged in dusty vases without enough water.
Their pastel colors clashed with the linens, favor boxes, wedding cake and décor at Cipriani 42nd Street, the luxurious restaurant where she and her husband, David Glatt, held their reception, Ms. Elana Glatt said.
‘The use of predominantly pastel centerpieces had a significant impact on the look of the room and was entirely inconsistent with the vision the plaintiffs had bargained for,’ Ms. Glatt, a lawyer who practices under the name Elana Elbogen, said in the lawsuit, which she filed on behalf of herself, her husband and her mother-in-law, Tobi Glatt, who paid for the flowers.
Elana Glatt said they had reluctantly paid for the flowers in advance, with a cashier’s check for $27,435.14. She accused the florist of a ‘bait and switch’ scheme, and asked for more than $400,000 in restitution and damages for, among other things, ‘unjust enrichment’ by the florist.
We can see the emails now for those who want to stick up for her:
Dear dumpyourwifenow.com staff,
You don’t know this individual. You don’t know her life story. She is a woman, so you called her a gold digger, unaware of whether or not her husband approved or supported her suit.
Do you know what the whole suit entailed?
Perhaps she was advised by fellow lawyers to seek a certain amount in damages.
Maybe she paid for items that she did not receive.
Maybe they promised her a certain amount of flowers that they did not deliver. Are you so simple minded that you actually believe it was just about flowers that were the wrong color?
You are all judging an individual on limited information, based on her occupation, and gender. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Simply put, she is suing the florist for $400,000 when the actual value of the flowers was $27,435.14
Regardless of her background or profession, whether the florist got the color wrong or forgot to deliver the items, it just smells of greed.
We know Elena your day is valuable to you. It’s valuable to us too. We lost another good single man to the institution of marriage. But your day is not worth a half million dollars. And David (the unfortunate husband), when a pair of pants turn up missing from your dry cleaners, your wife will be there to sue them for millions thus driving them out of business. When your favorite Italian Restaurant closes because your wife found a hair in the soup, your wife will be there to sue them for millions thus driving them out of business. When your barber closes down because your wife didn’t appreciate them cutting your side-burns uneven, your wife will be there to sue them for millions thus driving them out of business. When all the modern conveniences in your neighborhood close down; it will indeed put a strain on your marriage. You’ll be nothing but a hungry man with wrinkled slacks and uneven side-burns. Do you think Elena will love you then? You’ll be yesterday’s news brother!
So David, to show our brotherly love for you; we would like to buy you a copy of the new and hard-hitting Brutal Divorce Tactics DVD collection. We got a feeling you’re gonna need it.
And to Elena, like the song says… you can’t always Glatt what you want.