Outside Of Bankruptcy, Suing On A Time-Barred Debt Still Violates The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

LexisNexis (August 23, 2017, 12:56 PM EDT) -- In the May 2017 issue of this newsletter, we reported on the recent Supreme Court decision holding that filing a proof of claim in bankruptcy for time-barred debt does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 137 S. Ct. 1407, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2949 (U.S. May 15, 2017).  Writing for the majority, Justice Breyer opined that the simple fact of filing a proof of claim for a debt barred by a state statute of limitations is not a "false,...
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