Jury awards Ft. Benning soldier $20 million

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A federal jury has awarded a Fort Benning soldier more than $20 million in a case against Coldwell Banker Mortgage -- an amount the plaintiff’s attorney called necessary to get the company’s attention.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that jurors in the case of David Brash v. PHH Mortgage Corp., doing business as Coldwell Banker, deliberated for about six hours before ruling Monday in Brash’s favor. During the six-day trial, jurors heard that Coldwell Banker improperly reported Brash, 29, to credit bureaus which led to a “serious delinquency” on his credit report, that it refused to answer his questions or correct his account and damaged him emotionally, physically and financially, his attorneys and court documents say.

“The jury was aggravated as to how he was treated,” said Charlie Gower, an attorney who represents Brash. “I think the jury was just very mad because they were attacking David Brash the soldier and basically calling him a liar.”

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