This is not a civil rights case. Civil rights are constitutional rights. The government is restrained by our Constitution, not private businesses (unless there is "entanglement," and here, there doesn't appear to be any government nexus).
You appear to have been made whole by the $800 credit, and I believe you have a very limited, if any, cause-of-action. My opinion is--and other attorneys may disagree--that this is a case that would be expensive to prosecute and have very little chance of success.
I agree with you, Christoper. I think $800 is a fair settlement and don't see you getting more. This looks like the action of one person and the company fixed the problem as quickly as it could. Even figuring out who the individual is who caused the change would be difficult and expensive, versus any settlement or verdict you are likely to get. That is assuming it is possible to identify the person. Then you would have to prove it wasn't some kind of mistake. It would be a very complicated case. Proving the involvement of the individual who has it out for you would be even more difficult.
I do understand you feeling violated, and I would be upset too. But sometimes it is best to just shrug and walk away.
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