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The parties, AVCO, Providian, Associates Financial, Key Bank,TU, Eq...Christine Baker02-13-03  02:47 am
The complete DocketChristine10-06-03  04:17 pm
6/15/01 - TU Answer to the 2nd Amended Complaint
Doc. 30: 8 pages scanned
Christine04-26-04  06:14 am
7/16/01 - Second Amended Complaint
Doc. 32: 4 pages scanned
Christine03-22-04  04:59 am
7/16/01 - Stipulation to allow the filing of the 2nd Amended Complaint
Doc. 33: 2 pages scanned
Christine04-26-04  07:07 am
12/14/01 - Plaintiff's Expert Witness Statement of Evan D. Hendrick...
Doc. 49: 7 pages scanned -- Evan Hendricks is the editor of Privacy Times and a HIGHLY paid privacy consultant. Doc. 58 is a duplicate of the statement.
Christine03-22-04  04:37 am
1/2/02 - TU Motion for a Protective Order
Trans Union objects to plaintiff's discovery request for financial information
Christine03-20-04  01:53 am
1/25/02 - Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary JudgmentChristine12 13 04-26-04  06:21 am
1/25/02 - Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Production of Documents and ...Christine03-22-04  04:48 am
1/30/02 - Affidavit of Judy Thomas
Doc. 71: 3 pages scanned
Christine03-22-04  02:39 am
3/21/02: Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment was deniedChristine10-06-03  09:44 pm
7/10/02 - Plaintiff's Requested Jury Instructions
Exhibits, witnesses, instructions
Christine04-26-04  07:02 am
1/29/03: Amended judgment: $1M punitive and $300,000 compensatory d...Sassyinaz10-07-03  12:15 am
3/17/03: Supplemental Judgment for almost $110,000 for attorneys fe...Christine10-06-03  10:32 pm
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Christine Baker
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Post Number: 328
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2002 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On 3/21/02, Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment was denied. The jury later awarded $5.3 million dollars. Then the judge reduced the jury award, and TU paid about $1M in punitive damages, $300,000 compensatory damages and $115,000 in attorney fees.

6/9/2003 - Release of Judgment was filed.

Trans Union pays their bills!

Here is the interesting part:

After this huge judgment in Oregon, Trans Union submitted an Offer of Judgment for $1,000 in Arizona after having IGNORED many of the plaintiff's factual disputes, she even submitted the bankruptcy papers to TU! And TU couldn't get it right.

Eleanor Chase v. First USA, Trans Union and Equifax

Does this speak for Arizona "justice" or what on earth is TU's legal team THINKING?????

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Michael Baxter was the attorney representing Judy Thomas.

Baxter & Baxter, LLP

They are located in Oregon, offer free initial consultations and accept FCRA cases outside Oregon.

I can't quite understand how a small family firm can get this type of a verdict and all those huge law firms do mostly confidential settlements.

Why don't they have the guts to go all the way?

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