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Charles Tatlebaum, left, and Brittany Hynes, right. Charles Tatlebaum, left, and Brittany Hynes, right.

On Dec. 10, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the one-year filing deadline for Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuits is determined from when the alleged violation occurs, not when it is discovered. The case was an appeal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s ruling in Rotkiske v. Klemm, 890 F.3d 422 (3d Cir. 2018), where the court found that the statute of limitations starts to run when the defendant violates the FDCPA. This resolution will greatly benefit creditors and those collecting debts for the creditors.

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