Justices Spare Collectors That Pursue Old Debt In Bankruptcy

Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT) -- Debt collectors that knowingly pursue stale debt in bankruptcy proceedings do not run the risk of facing potential consumer protection lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday, overturning an Eleventh Circuit decision that put collectors on the hook for filing bad faith claims against a debtor.

The high court ruled in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Stephen G. Breyer that the Eleventh Circuit erred last year when it found that Midland Funding LLC, one of the nation’s largest purchasers of unpaid debt, was potentially liable...
To view the full article, register now.

Law360 UK

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Legal News & Analysis

Financial Services Law360 UK and Insurance Law360 UK provide breaking news and in-depth analysis on U.K. and European Union regulation, enforcement, legislation, and litigation involving banks, investment firms, insurers, and more.