Collection After Judgment Denied

by Amanda
(Goose Creek, SC, USA)

A hospital tried to issue a judgment against me for a debt; however, the judgment was denied. Can they still collect this debt? I am now being contacted by a third party collector, but the debt has not shown on my credit report. This makes me wonder if they can still collect it.

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Mar 30, 2011
Trying to collect after being denied judgment


Why was the judgment denied? Is it because the statute of limitations had expired? According to our resources, the statute of limitations for most consumer debts in South Carolina is three years. (Please don't take that as legal advice, it's not meant to be.)

If the statute of limitations has expired, you can simply send the collection agency a letter instructing it not to contact you again. Read what we've written about sending a cease and desist letter to a collection agency.

Let us know if this helps.

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