Merchandising Practices Act

Debt collection suits
12:49 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

State appeals court rejects suit against debt collectors

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals has dismissed two lawsuits filed by Attorney General Chris Koster that argued debt collection companies were violating the state's Merchandising Practices Act.

The rulings appear to be the first time a state court has considered whether the MPA applies to third-party actors like debt collectors.

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