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Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC

Debtor doesn’t pay $1,289 owed to gym; a debt collector sends a letter offering to settle matter for $129. Yikes! The six-year statute of limitations on the debt has passed. Did the collector violate the law even if it didn’t threaten legal action? Maybe so, says the Third Circuit; an unsophisticated debtor might presume the collector’s settlement offer implied a legal obligation to settle the debt. (For more on why this case is fascinating, check out CA3blog.)


Tags: 2018, FDCPA, Statute of Limitations, Third Circuit

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