V. L. Ware v. J. S. Paxton
1962.TX.40903; 359 S.W.2D 897, 5 TEX. SUP. J. 500
Supreme Court of Texas
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This case has a long history. It has been twice tried to a jury. Ware, a lender of money, sued Paxton and his wife on a promissory note. The Paxtons brought a cross action in which they alleged that Ware had charged them usurious interest and that they had been damaged by the unreasonable collection efforts. Upon the first trial, the jury found that Ware had not used unreasonable collection methods. In the second trial, the jury found that unreasonable collection methods had been exercised by Ware. It awarded both actual and exemplary damages against Ware for that reason. As this second appeal reaches us, the main question is whether there is any evidence to support the jury finding awarding the Paxtons exemplary damages because of Wares collection methods. The Court of Civil Appeals found that there was evidence to support the jurys finding. 352 S.W.2d 520. We granted the writ of error on this point.
- Category: Law
- Published: Jul 11, 1962
- Publisher: LawApp Publishers
- Seller: Innodata Book Distribution Services Inc
- Print Length: 11 Pages
- Language: English