Presenting a Fact Question to the Jury for Unreasonable Collection Efforts

Date

1970

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Examines the case of Whatley v. K-Mart Discount Stores from the Texas Court of Civil Appeals at Houston. In Whatley, Orletta Whatley brought suit against a local K-Mart store after they repeatedly contacted her regarding collections on a debt she did not actually owe. Although Texas recognizes unreasonable collection efforts as a tort, the court held that there was no evidence that the erroneous collection efforts of K-Mart were unreasonable “or even impolite.”

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Keywords

Tort, Unreasonable collection efforts, Harassment, Collections, Whatley v. K-Mart Discount Stores, K-Mart, Case note

Citation

2 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 177