768 S.W.2d 755; SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY,
Appellant, v. John George WILSON and Cochise Air Conditioning and
Electrical, Inc., Appellees. (Tex. App.);
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, Appellant, v. John George
WILSON and Cochise Air Conditioning and Electrical, Inc., Appellees.
Court of Appeals of Texas, Corpus Christi.
December 30, 1988.
Rehearing Denied Feb. 9, 1989.
Appellee's Motion for Rehearing Granted in Part Feb. 9, 1989.
Appellant's Motion for Rehearing Denied Feb. 9, 1989.
Appellant's Second Motion for Rehearing Denied March 9, 1989.
John W. Kelly, Jr., Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Dallas, Russell H. McMains,
McMains & Constant, Corpus Christi, B. Lee Ware, Eileen O'Neill, Vinson & Elkins,
Houston, Michael G. Wimer, Cynthia Hollingsworth, Gardere & Wynne, Dallas, for
Phil Harris, Weslaco, Thomas O. Matlock, Jr., Robert Wellman, Williams, McAllen, for
Before NYE, C.J., and BENAVIDES and KENNEDY, JJ.
Southwestern Bell (Bell) appeals from a trial court judgment of more than five
million dollars in a case brought by John Wilson and Cochise Air Conditioning and
Electrical (Wilson).(fn1) Wilson was awarded damages for claims of unreasonable
collection efforts, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, assault,
battery, and false imprisonment, arising from Bell's efforts to collect a $9,500.00 agreed
judgment. Bell attacks the liability and damage findings in seventy-three points of error.