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Marx v. General Revenue Corp.

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11-1175 10th Cir. Nov 7, 2012
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Feb 26, 2013 7-2 Thomas OT 2012
 
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Holding: Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit may be awarded costs when the lawsuit was not brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 26, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kagan.

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Holding: Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit may be awarded costs when the lawsuit was not brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment.   JudgmentAffirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 26, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kagan.
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