The debt statute of limitations is the legal time limit a party has to collect a debt through the court system. After that time a creditor or third party, such as a debt collection law firm, may not sue to enforce the credit agreement. Collecting using traditional methods such as calling or lettering is still allowed. The statute of limitations varies from state to state and by type of debt, and is typically between three and 10 years.

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28 July 2016

9th Cir. Holds Discovery Rule Applies in All Types of FDCPA Cases

28 June 2016

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25 May 2016

Maryland Debt Collection Litigation Bill Signed Into Law

24 May 2016

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Florida’s Third DCA Reverses Course on Statute of Limitations for Mortgage Foreclosure

25 April 2016

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22 April 2016

Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implies

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27 January 2016

Massachusetts Proposes New Debt Collection Legislation; Creditors Should Take Note

29 October 2015

Portfolio Recovery Associates Motion Denied in FDCPA Class Action Case

19 October 2015

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14 October 2015

NYC Quietly Publishes Guidance That Helps to Reconcile Its Debt Collection Rules with Those of New York State

9 September 2015

Lawsuits Against the Industry Up Across the Board

17 July 2015

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14 July 2015

Maine Changes Its State Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

1 July 2015

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16 June 2015

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15 June 2015

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