3rd Circ. Clarifies Time Limit For FDCPA Suits

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that the time limit to challenge debt collection practices isn't tolled just because a debtor doesn't discover alleged wrongdoing until after the fact, issuing a precedential decision departing from other federal appeals courts' findings that the so-called discovery rule applies in such cases.

An en banc panel cited the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act's provision that claims must be filed "within one year from the date on which a violation occurs," affirming a Pennsylvania federal judge's determination that Kevin C. Rotkiske's June 2015 lawsuit, alleging he was rejected for a mortgage because of an outstanding credit...

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