August 15, 2007
We might be a little late on this one, but here's a tale to begin the semester: A man orders flowers for his girlfriend from 1-800-FLOWERS. Because the man lives with his wife, he asks that the order be kept private and that no record of the transaction be mailed to him at his home or office. Apparently, 1-800-FLOWERS promises to keep the order private. Then, months later, the company sends a thank you note to the man's home, and his wife calls the company for proof of purchase - which the company faxes to his wife. Lawsuit1: divorce. Lawsuit2: The man sues 1-800-FLOWERS for breach of contract - it did, after all, promise to keep the purchase private. His damages? Spousal support?
[Meredith R. Miller; H/T Mom and Above the Law]
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