Veteran attorney Sues Phone Directory After His Name Got Put In Backwards

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Chattanooga attorney has sued a phone directory after he said his name got put in backwards.

Attorney Charles Dupree, who has practiced here since 1974, said he is listed with Charles as his last name and Dupree as his first name.

He is suing YP Southeast Advertising & Publishing LLC and Yellowbook.

Attorney Dupree said he was contacted last spring by directory sales people for his 2014 listing. He advised that the listing should remain the same both in the white and the yellow pages.

When the new phone book arrived, he said he could not find his name in it.

The Chancery Court complaint says, "Finally, he discovered that in both the yellow and white pages he was listed and alphabetized under his first name (in the 'C' section)."

It says he is also listed incorrectly in the Yellowbook.

It adds, "By all appearance in both telephone books, plaintiff has gone out of business. Other lawyers and some clients have remarked about him 'not being in the telephone book.' "

The suit says, after numerous calls, "they finally admitted that one of their representatives had changed the listing without any notice or agreement with anyone. They were the cause of the mis-listing."

The suit asks $65,000 in damages.



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