Can you file a time-barred proof of claim? Absolutely! said SCOTUS today.

Justice Breyer held that a debt collector can file a stale claim that is obviously barred by the statute of limitations and by doing so he/she does not violate the FDCPA because filing the stale claim is not a “false, deceptive, misleading, unconscionable, or unfair conduct.” ┬áThe dissent, led by Justice Sotomayor, said this will lead to more bottom-feeding (my words) professional debt collectors who “do not file these claims in good faith rather they file them hoping and expecting the bankruptcy system will fail” and nobody will notice.

The case is Midland Funding and can be found here.

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