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U.S. Supreme Court: Filing a Time-Barred Claim in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case Does Not Violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · July 11, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a 5-3 decision holding that a creditor filing a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case for a time-barred debt was not false, deceptive, misleading, unconscionable or unfair conduct in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
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Douglas Schneller handles a broad range of complex transactional matters involving bank finance and lending; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; intercreditor and subordination arrangements, including for mezzanine, leveraged, multi-lien and unitranche financings; claims analysis and reconciliation; and purchases and sales of par and distressed assets such as bank loans, notes, accounts receivable, trade claims, bankruptcy claims, and equity interests. He also counsels clients on a range of other transactional matters, including trade and receivable finance (including default-triggered puts and vendor/account receivable and trade financing); bankruptcy transactional matters including distressed investing, rescue and debtor-in-possession finance, and sales under Bankruptcy Code Section 363; corporate trust and agency; structured products; private placements; portfolio management and monitoring; and securities law matters.


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