7th Circ. Weighs Frivolity Of Old Debts In Bankruptcy Court

Law360, Chicago (June 1, 2016, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit's chief judge had some pointed questions Wednesday for a couple of debt collectors attempting to collect on obsolete debts in bankruptcy court, casting doubt on the companies’ contention that the practice is not frivolous.

Debt collectors LVNV Funding LLC and eCast Settlement Corp. are asking the appellate court to uphold a series of rulings in lower courts that dismissed Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits accusing the pair of filing time-barred claims in U.S. bankruptcy courts.

The companies said Wednesday that even if...
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Case Title

Alphonse Owens v. LVNV Funding, LLC


Case Number

15-2044

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 13, 2015


Case Title

Tia Robinson v. eCast Settlement Corporation, et al


Case Number

15-2082

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 19, 2015


Case Title

Joshua Birtchman v. LVNV Funding, LLC, et al


Case Number

15-2109

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 21, 2015

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