Peet v. Roth Hotel Co.,

253 N.W. 546 (1934)


Peet (P) had a ring that needed repair and gave it to the cashier at the Roth Hotel (D) to give to a Mr. Hotz, a regular guest of the hotel to fix the ring. At trial, the cashier admitted that the ring had been delivered to her. It was also established that the ring was immediately lost because it was inadvertently placed on her desk or counter and within easy reach of anyone standing or passing by. P eventually discovered that Mr. Hotz never received the ring and then sued D to recover its value. The verdict went to P and D appealed; P failed to divulge the unusual value of her ring when it was left.