Pick up a Southeast Texas Yellow Pages and there's a good chance you will see Gilbert T. Adams and his law firm on the cover or in several full page ads.
On May 19, AT&T Yellow Pages filed suit against the Beaumont attorney in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Adams has not paid for all that advertising.
Court records show that Adams and Yellow Pages entered into a written agreement for the sale and purchase of directory advertising services from December 2007 to December 2008.
The total amount of the sale was $515,459.80 – which was to be paid in monthly installments. To date, Adams still owes $478,470.20, the suit states.
"Said services were accepted, used and enjoyed by defendant under such circumstances as to reasonably notify Defendant that Plaintiff was expecting to be paid for such services," the suit states, adding that Adams unjustly enriched himself by not paying for the ads.
Yellow Pages is suing for actual damages and all court costs, including attorney's fees.
Houston attorney Brent Wells of Wells & Cuellar represents the company.
Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. E190-057