Q: My wife received a call today from a debt collector that threatened to subpoena her to court for a bad check from
From 12 years ago for 400$. Is it legal for them to do that or is there an SOL for bad checks in the state of Tennessee
A: If there was some reaffirmation of the debt by your Wife, then the normal 6 year SOL starts from there to sue her. The Misdemeanor SOL has long since run. The check language might contain an argument for a 10 year SOL for demand notes, but I doubt it. If a bad credit report is made, contest it in writing to the credit bureau.
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