January 18, 2018 / 5:14 PM / 2 months ago

Supreme Court declines to review case over collecting stale debt

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court’s decision holding Portfolio Recovery Associates liable for violating the U.S. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by trying to collect old debt and not telling a borrower it was not legally enforceable.

The decision on Tuesday by the high court leaves in place a circuit court split over what debt collectors must tell borrowers when trying to collect debt after a statute of limitations on filing suit over it has passed.

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