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Massachusetts Collection Agency Laws

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What are Massachusetts's state debt collection laws?

Massachusetts Collection Agency Laws

Following is some important information on Massachusetts debt recovery laws including: Massachusetts Statutes, Massachusetts Judgments, Massachusetts Garnishments, Massachusetts Interest Rates, Massachusetts Bad Check Laws and Massachusetts Collection Agency Requirements.

INTEREST RATE
Legal: 6%
Judgment: 12%
Contract: 12%

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS)
Open Acct. on Contract: 6
Contract: 6
Sales (UCC) Contract: 4
Domestic Judgment: 20 (presumed satisfied after 20 years)
Foreign Judgment: 20
Contracts Under Seal: 20

BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)
Amount due, costs of suit, protest fees
Additional damages $100 - $500 can be assessed.

GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS $125 week

COLLECTION AGENCY BOND & LICENSE
Bond: $10,000 - $25,000
License: Yes
Fee: Determined by commissioner

   

Comments

2/2/2007 1:13:10 PM
steven said:

how does the govener deturmine how much the bond is?!?!?!?




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