Chamber, Law Groups Urge Justices To Back Debt Collector

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 5:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Creditors Bar Association have urged the U.S. Supreme Court in amicus briefs to reject an Eleventh Circuit decision that set consumer protection and bankruptcy law at odds as to whether professional debt collectors can go after time-barred debts in bankruptcy.

Midland Funding LLC is appealing a decision that found it liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for attempting to collect on a decade-old credit card debt by filing a proof of claim in bankruptcy court. The Chamber’s Nov. 21 brief said the decision favoring the FDCPA over the Bankruptcy Code in...

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