Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No. 16-348

October, 2016

By a vote of 5/3, the Supreme Court held on May 15, 2017, that filing a claim barred by the statute of limitations does not violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it is not false, deceptive, or misleading. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the opinion for the majority. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented, in an opinion joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch did not participate. The opinion is Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, 16-348 (Sup. Ct. May 15, 2017).

ABI Media Teleconference: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Oral Arguments Date: 

January 17, 2017

Listen or download the full audio replay of the oral argument.

ABI editor-at-large Bill Rochelle and ABI Resident Scholar Drew Dawson provide a recap of the oral argument:



Oral Arguments Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Certiorari Granted Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016