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US Supreme Court’s Ruling Favors Debt Collectors In Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Decision - JD

In a recent decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that a consumer claimant under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) has one year from the alleged violation to file suit. The one-year statute of limitations begins at the time of the alleged wrongful act, even if the consumer is unaware of the purported violation. The court did, however leave the door open for a consumer to bring suit beyond one year if the debt collector fraudulently conceals its actions. JDSupra

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