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Southwestern Bell Telephone v. Delanney
Citation:809 S.W.2d 493 (Tex. 1991)
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The plaintiff contracted with the defendant for a Galveston Yellow Pages advertisement. During the time, the plaintiff had two business phones, a rotary line and a single line. The plaintiff’s wife later asked the defendant to cancel the single line and add a third number to the rotary line. The Yellow Pages advertisement was billed to the single line. When that line was canceled, the plaintiff’s advertisement was automatically deleted. Therefore, the advertisement was not published.
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