Old telephone bill on collection
Phone was disconnected in 1996 and verizon sold the information to a collection agency who are now trying to get me to pay the bill. This phone was under my name however I seperated from wife in 1994 and she apparantly continued to use it and then rang up a bill and then had the # disconnected. Am I am responsible for this after all these years I have not lived in NY for the last 8 or 9 years
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Re: Old telephone bill on collection
The claim may be time-barred due to NYS's 6-year statute on contracts. However, assuming it is not, you are responsible though you may seek a claim against your ex for the portion dealing w/ her use of the phone.