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PIPER v. PORTNOFF LAW ASSOC. LTD., 03-4399

Delinquent water and sewer bills qualify as debt under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and, consequently, defendant's attempts to collect those debts are governed by the requirements of the FDCPA.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/05/2004
  • Decided 01/31/2005
  • Published 01/31/2005

Judges

  • Before SLOVITER, BECKER and STAPLETON, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • James W. Christie (Argued), William F. McDevitt, Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • David A. Searles (Argued), Michael D. Donovan, Donovan Searles, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee.
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