2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 427. Consumer transactions — debt collection.
(1) A person injured by violation of this chapter may recover actual damages and the penalty provided in s. 425.304; but notwithstanding any other law actual damages shall include damages caused by emotional distress or mental anguish with or without accompanying physical injury proximately caused by a violation of this chapter.
(2) If a customer establishes that the customer was induced to surrender collateral, as defined in s. 425.202 (1), by conduct of the merchant which violates this chapter, the customer shall be entitled to a determination of the right to possession of the collateral pursuant to s. 425.205 (1) (e) in any action brought under this subchapter, and if the customer prevails on such issue, in addition to any other damages under this subchapter, the customer shall be entitled to recover possession of the collateral if still in the merchant's possession, together with actual damages for the customer's loss of use of the collateral.
Sub. (1) does not restrict recovery to persons who are customers under s. 421.301 (17). Zehetner v. Chrysler Financial Company, LLC, 2004 WI App 80, 272 Wis. 2d 628, 679 N.W.2d 919, 03-1473.