Not Quite the Ultimate Sanction, But Close, Part III.
Remember the high-profile case where Alan Sporn obtained a million dollar judgment against Home Depot, USA, Inc. that I wrote about here and here?
(Recapping Sporn, Plaintiff Alan Sporn sued Home Depot and “John Doe”. The gist of Mr. Sporn's complaint was that "John Doe" used Sporn's identity to obtain credit from Home Depot. He also alleged that the company made monthly credit inquiries of Equifax, a credit reporting agency, and because of these frequent inquiries, he was unable to obtain “the best rates of interest” and suffered damages as a result.)
Mr. Sporn reported that he was awarded an additional $109,000.00, in sanctions.
In addition, Mr. Sporn informed me that Home Depot could have "avoided the entire case had they not ignored [him] when [he] first contacted them. Good customer relations with an apology, a letter to Equifax to reverse the 12 inquires and perhaps a $200 gift certificate would have done the trick."