Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sign Costs Creditor $21,800
Chuck Newton's blog, stayviolation.com, has the details on a case he recently tried in which a creditor posted a sign in a small town stating: "BRAD COLLIER OWES ME $984.23 WILL YOU PLEASE COME AND PAY ME!" The Court awarded $21,820.00 in damages for violation of the automatic stay. No. 08-2004, James Bradley Collier v. Paul Hill (Bankr. E.D. Tex. 4/7/09). Go to Posting Signs About the Debtor Can Constitute A Stay Violation on Chuck's Blog for all the details.