More Maryland Debt Collection Lawsuits Dismissed By District Court Judges
Judges in Maryland are taking a harder look at debt colection cases and helping to protect consumers. It looks like these cases were dismissed regardless of the mertis of the case and even if the Defendants had not contested the lawsuits.
Some cases were even dismissed because they were filed after the statute of limitations had expired. Normally, this is a defense that the Defendant must bring up.
The moral of the story is: if you are being sued for a debt, you should absolutely file a defense. The Judges may be very interested in what you have to say.
News Source: Articles.Baltimoresun.com