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Western District of Va.: Law firm’s time-barred debt action is triable FDCPA violation (access required)

A law firm that initiated a lawsuit to collect a debt owed to its client could be found liable for a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, since the action was time-barred. The law firm’s assertion of the FDCPA’s bona fide error defense presented genuine issues of fact for jury determination. Background In late 2015, ...