Minnesota State Law Library
Legal Topics: Debt Collection
Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)
United States Code. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is found at 15 U.S.C. § 1692 and following sections.
Index topic Collection Agencies.
Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure. See Rule 55.01 for Default Judgments.
Answering a Lawsuit , from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
Collections, from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
Look under Consumer, then Consumer A to Z for
the topic Collections.
Collection Agencies are licensed by the Department of Commerce. Click here for information on filing a complaint.
Credit Counseling Services, from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. At the bottom of the page is the phone number to call with complaints.
Dealing With Debt, from LawHelpMN.org.
Dealing with Debt Collection Harassment, from the National Consumer Law Center.
Debt Collection and Garnishment, from LawHelpMN.org.
Debt Collection Fact Sheet , from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
Debt Collection, from the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Debt Collection Practices: When Hardball Tactics Go Too Far
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Links, from the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions about Debt Collection
Guide to surviving debt / from the National Consumer Law Center - principal authors, Deanne Loonin, Odette Williamson, Gary Klein KF 1040 .N37 2013.
Money & Credit, from the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Debts and Deceased Relatives, from the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Time-Barred Debts, from the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Related Topics: Judgments; Bankruptcy.
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Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Debt Collection
Last updated on July 1, 2014.
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