Marx v. General Revenue Corp.

Case Details

Status: Decided
Docket No: 11-1175
U.S. Chamber Litigation Center Involvement: None
Solicitor General Involvement: Petitioner
Industry: Financial
Sub-Industry:
Term: 2012 Term
Oral Argument Date: November 07, 2012
Vote: 7-2
Opinion: Thomas

Question(s) Presented

Whether a prevailing defendant in an FDCPA case may be awarded costs where the lawsuit was not "brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment."

Case Outcome

The Court affirmed the decision of the Tenth Circuit and held that the FDCPA does not displace the district court’s discretion to award costs.

Justices in Majority
Alito
Breyer
Ginsburg
Kennedy
Roberts
Scalia
Thomas
Justices in Minority
Kagan
Sotomayor
Procedural History

Cert. granted 5/29/12.  Oral argument held 11/7/12. Decided 2/26/13.

Case Documents