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A good workman never blames his tools. And a good adulteress should never blame hers, either. Just don't tell that to Gabriella Nagy, who, after having her extramarital affair unearthed by her husband, has decided to sue her cell phone company for allowing it to happen.

It began in 2007, when Nagy opened an account with the Canadian service provider Rogers. According to the contract, all monthly bills would be sent to her address, with her maiden name on the envelope. Her husband's name, however, was on the family's contract with Rogers for cable TV, Internet and landline services. That July, the company mailed a "global invoice" to the home, which included Gabriella's itemized phone bill. As you can probably guess, the husband opened the letter (since it was in his name), noticed a string of hour-long phone calls to the same number, did some further digging, and promptly busted the cheater.

Now, the Toronto Star reports that Gabriella has filed a $600,000 lawsuit against Rogers, for what her lawyers are calling "invasion of privacy and breach of contract." An official statement from Ms. Nagy's legal team alleges that Rogers "unilaterally terminated its cellular contract" with Nagy, and piled it in with her husband's bill. The promiscuous plaintiff further accuses the company of never notifying her of the change or even requesting her approval. Rogers, for its part, has issued a statement of defense in which it admits to consolidating the invoices, but maintains that it can't be held responsible for the Nagys' tenuous marriage... or for the consequences that unfolded thereafter.

After her husband left her and her two children, Nagy says she was so distraught, she lost her well-paying job in real estate and was forced to seek medical attention. As she says, "I lost everything... I trusted Rogers with my personal information. We had a contract -- an agreement that put my life right in their hands." From a contractual perspective, Rogers probably should've notified her of the change in policy. But blaming the provider for Nagy's shattered life is a quantum leap we're not going to make. Did she get a bad break? Perhaps. Is her life unbearable? By her account, yes. But we're pretty sure that pointing fingers in a pathetic attempt to squeeze out some extra cash isn't the best way to go about starting over. [From: Toronto Star; via: Geekosystem]

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