Yellow Pages non-suits Adams law firm in case over unpaid ads

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2012

AT&T Yellow Pages has non-suited Gilbert T. Adams and his law firm from a suit alleging the Beaumont attorney did not pay for advertising.

On May 19, 2011, AT&T Yellow Pages filed suit against Adams in Jefferson County District Court.

Nearly a year later, AT&T filed a motion for non-suit on Feb. 24, stating that it does not desire to proceed with the cause.

That same day, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted the motion, dismissing Adams and his firm without prejudice.

According to the lawsuit, 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 was suing for actual damages and all court costs, including attorney's fees.

Houston attorney Brent Wells of Wells & Cuellar represents the company.

Beaumont attorney Alto Watson represents Adams.

Case No. E190-057

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