Bloomberg Law
Jan. 7, 2019, 10:30 AM

Unlikely Justice Could Be Swing Vote In Foreclosure Case

Evan Weinberger
Evan Weinberger
Assistant Managing Editor

A conservative justice could be a surprise wild card as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear arguments on whether foreclosures unsupervised by courts are subject to federal debt collection laws.

The parties in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus will argue before the high court Jan. 7, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that law firms and mortgage servicers are not subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The law sets restrictions on when debt collectors can contact debtors and other parts of the collections process.

The high court’s ruling will turn on a ...

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