Jury Instructions—Mitigation of Damages—Usury—Consumer Status.
Did the trial court correctly submit the issue of causation in its jury instruction? Was lender’s oral agreement to pay delinquent property taxes supported by consideration? Did lender’s agreement to pay taxes amount to the provision of an escrow service thereby conferring consumer status on borrower under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act? Did lender commit usury by sending a demand in the absence of proof the debtor actually received and read the document? American General Finance, Inc. v. Allen, No. 08 0110, formerly 251 S.W.3d 676 (Tex. App.—San Antonio), review granted 02/27/09.