A jury this month voted to slap Green Tree Financial Corp. with a $2 million judgment on charges it harassed a San Antonio postal worker and his wife who borrowed $60,000 to buy a manufactured home.

The Texas district court judge who would have to sign off on the punitive damage award-which would be the largest ever assessed on a lender for a single loan-has ordered the parties to mediate a settlement. Green Tree has vowed to appeal.

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