Vulgar voicemails force debt collector to pay $1.5 million

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    Now he can pay off all his debts, and then some! :clap2: After the appeals are over, at least...

    http://www.khou.com/home/Vulgar-voicemails-force-debt-collector-to-pay-15-million-95186194.html
     
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    $50,000 for mental anguish? Over some messages on a machine? Hmmmm.

    $1.5m in punitive damages? Hmmmmm.

    While I totally agree with the actual verdict, the sums are just ludicrous.
     
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    Debt collectors violate the law and journey into hate speech, they pay.
     
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    If he'd paid his debts, it wouldn't have happened. Again, while the verdict is reasonable - the sums are just laughable. And Americans wonder why the CEO of BP is suspicious of the claims they'll be getting.
     
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    Let the guy pay off his debt with his punitive damages. Works for me. The debt collectors earned their punishment. Maybe their staff will reconsider their 'ends justify the means' strategy.
     
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    We know you can't comprehend the idea of punishing a corporation for wrongdoing.
     
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    $1.5 million IS quite a jackpot. I should only be so lucky as to have someone spew hate on my voicemail!!!!
     
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    Really? You'd have someone spew hate in your voice mail if the price was right? I wouldn't.
     
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    Sure. I would definitely endure a few minutes of hateful ranting for 1.5 million dollars!
     
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    Damn! I wish I were black and didn't pay my bills.
     
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