WASHINGTON Oct 11 The U.S. Supreme Court on
Tuesday agreed to decide whether people who have filed for
bankruptcy can sue companies that attempted to collect old debt
from them that was not required to be paid back because of state
statutes of limitations.
The justices will hear an appeal filed by Midland Funding, a
subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, which was sued by an
Alabama debtor named Aleida Johnson, who entered bankruptcy in
2014. Midland sought payment of $1,879 in debt that Johnson had
incurred more than a decade earlier. Alabama law sets a six-year
statute of limitations for debt to be collected.
(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)