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“Global Collection Agency is trying to collect a Velocity Investments, LLC debt that was last paid on in 2007. Can they do this?”

Can Global Collection Agency collect on a Velocity Investments debt that was last paid in 2007?Ultimately, this boils down to a statute of limitation issue, and the FDCPA, or Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.


Does a collection letter from a collection law firm seeking payment of an alleged homeowner’s association fee constitute a “debt” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?  Yes it does.

The Ninth Circuit faced this question in Mashiri v. Epsten Grinnell & Howell (you can read the Google Scholar opinion here).

The district court (trial court) dismissed the case as it ruled there was no FDCPA violation.


When you’re handling your Alabama Small Claims debt collection lawsuit on your own, it’s critical that you start with filling out and filing your answer.

While I personally can’t tell you what to fill out in the answer form, I can tell you what you’ll see and explain each choice to you.  And help you think through which is the right choice for you.

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