One of the better consumer oriented blogs is Caveat Emptor, written by Attorney Sam Glover of Minneapolis. Mr. Glover recently posted on a Dallas County jury’s decision to award a consumer $50,000.00 for mental anguish and $1.5 million in punitive damages due to harassing and threatening collection calls. The eight (8) calls were made to collect approximately $200.00 in debt.
The messages contained profanity and racial slurs. The consumer kept the recorded voice mail messages as evidence of the egregious nature of the calls. Check out the web site of WFAA of Dallas/Fort Worth for additional details on the case.