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BUSINESS & SECURITIES LAW
CONSUMER RIGHTS
DEBTOR' S RIGHTS
Communication by debt collector with third parties
Death & credit card debt
Guidelines for electronic recording
Harassing calls from collection agencies
Licensing of Massachusetts collection agencies
Venue for actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
TAXATION

John Tatoian
Attorney & Counselor At Law
P.O. Box 536
 Somers, CT 06071 

Worldwide Cell:(860) 490-4138
JTLAW@COX.NET


United States District Court of Massachusetts, United States District Court of Connecticut & the State Court of Massachusetts




Venue for actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a debt collector must bring an action either where the consumer resides or where the consumer signed the contract. The jurisdiction where the action is brought determines the statute of limitations, with some exceptions. If the debt collector fails to bring an action according to the aforementioned rule, he may be sued for both actual & statutory damages, as well as reasonable attorney fees.