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VOL. 119, NO. 21 ONLINE EDITION May 23, 2017
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Justices rule against consumer in debt collection case
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on May 15 ruled that debt collection companies canít be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection. The 5-3 ruling is a blow to consumer groups that complain debt collectors are misleading people into repaying old debts even when they are not required to under the law. The court sided with Midland Funding, which was trying to collect $1,879 in debt an Alabama woman had incurred more than 10 years earlier. Aleida ...more for subscribers.
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