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Woman Sues Canadian Cellular Provider for Revealing Affair in Bill

Via Overlawyered comes this story from the Toronto Star, about a woman who claims that Rogers Wireless ruined her life.

The woman, Gabriella Nagy, had a Rogers cellphone account in her maiden name. The bill came to the address she shared with her husband, who was the named account holder on the home's cable service, also provided by Rogers. When Rogers consolidated the bills into a single monthly statement, Nagy claims, her husband opened it, noticed that there were a bunch of long calls to a particular number, and became suspicious.

"Nobody does business this way and he's not stupid," says Nagy, who is in her 30s. He called the number, [and] spoke to the "third party" who confirmed the affair, which had lasted only a few weeks, Nagy told the Star. "My husband didn't tell me that's how he found out, he just left."

So Nagy is suing Rogers for $600,000 (Canadian, presumably, though these days, what's the difference?) for invasion of privacy and breach of contract. Rogers, for its part, said, in a very Canadian way, "Are you f'ing kidding me?":

In a statement of defence, Rogers denies it terminated the contract and says the company 'cannot be held responsible for the condition of the marriage, for the plaintiff's affair and consequential marriage break-up, nor the effects the break-up has had on her.

'Rogers is not the cause of these. The marriage break-up and its effects happened, or alternatively would in any event have happened, regardless of the form in which the plaintiff and her husband received their invoices for Rogers services in July 2007.'

Yes, the well-established "inevitable divorce" doctrine. I look forward to Judge Carton's ruling, since fake judges have universal jurisdiction.

Posted by Eric Lipman on May 18, 2010 at 02:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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