A federal judge has awarded a Texas woman nearly $230,000, saying a cable company harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about them.
Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan federal court ordered Time Warner Cable Inc. on Tuesday to make the $229,500 payment to Araceli King of Irwing, Texas.
She sued last year, saying she had repeatedly asked the company to stop making the calls.
A spokeswoman for Time Warner says the company is reviewing its options and determining how to proceed.
Hellerstein says he tripled the $1,500 penalty for each call because Time Warner's actions were "particularly egregious."
King's lawyer, Sergei Lemberg, says his client is delighted. He says the decision sends a message to consumers to "stop taking it on the chin" when robocalls don't stop.
This story has been corrected to show the name of the Texas city is Irving, not Irwing.