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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill allows collectors to consolidate a single debtor's accounts into a single action
10 for purposes of litigation.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . allows collectors to consolidate a single debtor's accounts into a single action for
14 purposes of litigation; and
15 . makes technical corrections.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 12-1-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 171
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 12-1-8 is amended to read:
26 12-1-8. Designating and limiting activities as to assignments.
27 (1) (a) Any collector having complied with the provisions of this chapter, may receive
28 accounts, bills or other indebtedness, take assignments for the purpose of collections, and at the
29 direction of the assignor bring suit as assignee[
30 (b) A collector may consolidate assigned accounts into a single action setting forth
31 multiple claims for purposes of litigation if:
32 (i) the accounts consolidated into a single action are for a single debtor; and
33 (ii) each account that is consolidated is within the statute of limitations as provided by
35 (2) All legal processes, pleadings, and court representations shall be prepared and
36 conducted by a duly licensed attorney, and a copy of summons and complaint, in all cases, shall
37 be served on defendants.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-11-10 12:38 PM