Marx v. General Revenue Corp.
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 7, 2012
|Feb 26, 2013||7-2||Thomas||OT 2012|
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.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 26, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kagan.
- Opinion analysis: Court holds losers responsible for costs of debt-collection disputes. (Ronald Mann)
- Argument recap: Court mulls statutory construction in dispute over “costs” of litigation (Ronald Mann)
- Argument preview: Court considers litigation expenses in debt-collection disputes (Ronald Mann)