Eustaquio Abay II files a lawsuit against Abay Neuroscience Center, the practice he founded and named for his parents

Eustaquio Abay II in a 2008 file photo.

UPDATED — Physician Eustaquio Abay II has filed a lawsuit against Abay Neuroscience Center, the practice he founded in 1986 and renamed in 1996 in honor of his parents.

“Dr. Abay built the practice, but the other members forced him out by reducing his compensation wrongfully,” says Abay’s attorney, Jay Fowler of Foulston Siefkin.

“The practical effect is the other physicians made a lot more money, and Dr. Abay made next to nothing.”

Abay, who filed his lawsuit in Sedgwick County District Court last week, left the practice to start a new one in June.

“We did not force him out of the practice,” says Jeff Spahn, a Martin Pringle attorney representing the remaining partners at Abay Neuroscience Center.

“That was his decision to leave the practice.”

Spahn says Abay was paid what he was owed.

“I don’t know what Jay’s definition of nothing is, but he was paid a significant amount of money, and Jay knows better than that,” Spahn says. “At least I would regard it as a significant amount of money.”

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Cox Communications Kansas sues User-Friendly Phone Book over incorrectly publishing phone numbers and addresses

WICHITA — Cox Communications Kansas has filed a lawsuit against User-Friendly Phone Book in Sedgwick County District Court.

Cox spokeswoman Sarah Kauffman says the basis of the suit goes back to 2008 when User-Friendly published the addresses and phone numbers of customers who didn’t want them listed.

“At the time, we made attempts asking User-Friendly . . . to take action to remedy the mistakes that they made,” Kauffman says. “We did not get a response from them at that time.”

She says many of the numbers and addresses — Kauffman isn’t sure how many — were incorrectly published again this year.

In a letter dated July 22, 2009, Cox (through Foulston Siefkin attorney Jay Fowler) told User-Friendly: “This conduct is inexcusable.”

Cox demanded User-Friendly stop delivering its phone books, recall any distributed copies and fix the situation.

Kauffman says that hasn’t happened.

“We’re really hoping that they will correct the situation,” she says.

That’s the point of the lawsuit, Kauffman says.

Heather Burrer, general counsel for Woodlands, Texas-based User-Friendly, says, “Right now we do not comment on any pending litigation.”