Woman Gets $230K Over Endless Cable Robocalls

Time Warner wouldn't stop, even after she complained
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2015 8:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was surely annoying to Araceli King when Time Warner Cable called her again and again and again—153 times, to be exact—even after the Texas woman complained and asked the company to stop. Well, how's this for payback: A federal judge has just awarded her $229,500 over the harassment, reports the AP. King sued last year, explaining that Time Warner kept calling her and leaving messages for the person who previously had her number over late payments, reports Reuters.

Even after King called the company and talked to an actual human to clear up the confusion, the calls continued. In fact, Time Warned racked up 74 after King filed her lawsuit. "Defendant harassed plaintiff with robo-calls until she had to resort to a lawsuit to make the calls stop, and even then TWC could not be bothered to update the information," wrote US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. A company spokesperson said Time Warner was still reviewing the decision.

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