Phoney Lawsuits: A Federal Law Is Giving Litigious People A New Income Stream

Federal law has turned a shoebox full of cheap cell phones into a treasure chest. In June 2014, Melody Stoops began a business venture that would lead to the collection of at least 35 cell phones that she stored in a shoebox. Though she lived in a small town in central Pennsylvania, she used Florida area codes when she registered for a new phone number for each.