Triple-Whammy Petition Before U.S. Supreme Court: Written Requirement for Disputes, Reason for Dispute, and Whether “Least Sophisticated Consumer” is a Question of Law or Fact

There seems to be a flurry of petitions for the U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) to hear cases related to debt collection, but the most recent one takes the cake for having the likelihood of most impact to debt collectors. On December 17, 2018, a consumer -- who just so happens to be a practicing attorney -- filed a request for the Supreme Court to review Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, on appeal from a Second Circuit decision. The case was docketed at the Supreme Court as case no. 18-991 on January 30, 2019, and a response to the petition is due March 1, 2019.

The petition seeks input from the Supreme Court on three questions:

If the Supreme Court grants the petition and hears the case, its decision will be binding nation-wide.

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