From the Editor – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Limitations period for actions under FDCPA. Construing the statute of limitations for actions against debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Supreme Court held that “absent the application of an equitable doctrine, the statute of limitations in § 1692k(d) begins to run on the date on which the alleged violation occurs, not the date on which the violation is discovered.” The limitations statute specifically refers to civil actions being brought “within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.” 15 U.S.C . . .

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