Supreme Court Review 2016/2017 TERM
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
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Issue:  Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Midland Funding v. Johnson

16-348

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

1. Whether the filing of an accurate proof of claim for an unextinguished time-barred debt in a bankruptcy proceeding violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

2. Whether the Bankruptcy Code, which governs the filing of proofs of claim in bankruptcy, precludes the application of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to the filing of an accurate proof of claim for an unextinguished time-barred debt.

DECISION

Fully Briefed and Argued
Awaiting Decision

ORAL ARGUMENT

Argued January 17, 2017

Appearences
On Behalf of Petitioner Midland Funding, LLC
Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C.
On Behalf of Respondent Aleida Johnson
Daniel L. Geyser, Dallas, Tex
On Behalf of United States as Amicus Curiae supporting Respondent
Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, DepartĀ­ment of Justice, Washington, D. C.
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Merit Briefs
Brief for Petitioner (pdf download)
Brief for Respondent (pdf download)
Reply Brief for Petitioner (pdf download)
Amicus Curiae Briefs
Brief for ACA International in Support of Petitioner (pdf download)
Brief for DBA International, Inc in Support of Petitioner and For Reversal of the Decision of the Court Below (pdf download)
Brief for G Eric Brunstad, Jr in Support of Respondent (pdf download)
Brief For NARCA et al in Support of Petitioner (pdf download)
Brief for Public Citizen, Inc, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, National Association of Consumer Advocates, and National Consumer Law Center in Support of Respondent (pdf download)
Brief for Resurgent Capital Services, LP in Support of Petitioner (pdf download)
Brief for the Chamber Of Commerce of the United States of America in Support of Petitioner (pdf download)
Brief for The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees in Support of Respondent (pdf download)
Brief for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center in Support of Respondent (pdf download)
Brief for the United States in Support of Respondent (pdf download)

CERTIORARI STAGE

Granted October 11, 2016

Certiorari Stage Documents
      Petition for Certiorari (pdf download)
Brief in Opposition (pdf download)
Petitioner's Reply (pdf download)

PROCEEDING BELOW

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Decided May 24, 2016
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