I had a debt collection start in 2006-2007 in Wisconsin. Shortly after I moved to Illinois. I had a court hearing in Wisconsin for a debt collection, I missed the court date due to being in Illinois. I believe the statute of limitations was up then. Would that still hold up if a new collection agency bought my information?
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If you had a default judgment taken against you when you missed a court date, then the statute of limitations is tolled and not available to help you. Statutes of limitations can be waived and a default judgment for missing court is a perfect example of such a waiver. They can now garnishee wages, force you to give them financial information, and seize any assets which are not being appropriately protected by your attorney. That attorney should be an expert in bankruptcy, assuming that this is a dischargeable debt.
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