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Married Man Sues Florist for Revealing Affair

By RobotGod     Aug 11, 2007 in World
A married man is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million for revealing that he was cheating on his wife. They sent a thank you note to his house and the wife saw it, revealing the affair.
ABC news reports that Leroy Greer filed a lawsuit this week in a federal court. He purchased flowers for his girlfriend and asked that it be kept private.
He said that he was referred to the company's privacy policy, which says that customers may ask to keep any info private. But when they sent a thank you note to his home, the jig was up. His wife called the company and they faxed her a receipt for the flowers.
The receipt showed that he had sent a mystery woman a dozen roses and it also showed what had been written on the note that accompanied the flowers.
"Just wanted to say that I love you and you mean the world to me!"
Greer's attorney says that they were already going through an amicable divorce and after the wife found out about the flowers, she asked for a $300,000 settlement in addition to child support. So that note is costing him more money.
So Greer is seeking 1 million dollars for breach of contract and deceptive practices on the company's part.
"This is not a moral issue," Foote said. "The issue is, is 1-800-Flowers in the business of causing divorce or are they in the business of sending flowers and sticking to their privacy policy?"
There was no comment from the company except to say that they take all matters seriously, but are not responsible for a person's personal conduct.
One would think this was an open and shut case. After all, all they had to do was verify that it was not Greer himself on the phone with them and they could have then refused to release the information as is standard practice with many companies.
This may end up being a very expensive dozen roses when all is said and done.
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