High Court Grapples With Reach Of FDCPA Costs Provision

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- A student loan debtor and the federal government urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to shield consumers from paying defendants' costs in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suits that are brought in good faith, although some justices expressed doubt that the statute displaced a baseline rule that provides for these costs.

During oral arguments, the parties and justices sparred over whether the Tenth Circuit erred in upholding an award of costs to General Revenue Corp. after the debt collector prevailed in a suit brought by...
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