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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.

Federal judge says jurisdiction lacking in Cynosure lawsuit

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed most of the plaintiffs in a false advertising class action brought by dermatology clinics against tattoo removal company Cynosure Inc, finding their claims were barred by a recent Supreme Court decision narrowing courts' ability to hear out-of-state claims.

Exco's $250 mln bankruptcy loan panned by large noteholder

A $250 million loan bankrupt Exco Resources Inc has lined up from two major debt holders should be rejected, an investment adviser holding about 30 percent of the oil and gas producer's unsecured notes argued in court papers filed on Wednesday.


House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan. | Video