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Jury grants Española widow $500K : Lawyers want judge to triple the amount

Feb 03, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

Española widow Stella Vigil went to her local credit union in the winter of 2012 to withdraw from her life savings, left to her by her husband, to pay for propane to heat her double-wide mobile home.

Minutes later, Vigil, now 65, left in a daze and empty-handed after being told without explanation that her account, of about $100,000, was frozen and cleaned out, with just $25 left for her, say her attorneys. In December, they won a jury trial verdict on Vigil's behalf awarding her more tha...