Jury Awards $150K for Wrongful Lock-Out During Foreclosure
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
North Carolina - A jury awarded $150,000 in compensatory damages to former Cincinnati Bengals running back, Chris Perry, and his family after their family home was foreclosed on and some of their personal possessions were taken during a "trash-out" and thrown in a local landfill.
During the four week trial, the Perry's presented evidence that in 2003 GRP Financial Services foreclosed on the Perry mother's home. Blackwelder Realty & Auctions was hired to handle the foreclosure and eviction. Blackwelder then hired Triad Residential to move items out of the home.
The Perrys alleged that they planned on moving all of their personal possessions out of the house by August 2003, but that Blackwelder locked them out of the house without notice (refered to as a wrongful lock-out) in May. The Perrys said that the defendants wrongfully removed personal items that included trophies and other sports paraphernalia the Chris Perry earned throughout his career.
Blackwelder defended its actions by testifying that it was protecting the home from squatters and from being further damaged.
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Source: The Winston-Salem Journal