My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Missouri
I am working with an individual who owes a large debt from a prior telephone account. She also has a current past due account (on which she defaulted on a payment arrangement) and has been disconnected. The company is holding her responsible for the old debt (that is 7 years old) as well as the new debt and requiring payment in full of both prior to reconnection. She seems to think that the old debt will disappear in July due to a 7 year statute of limitations. I thought there was no such statute of limitations for utilities, specifically telecommunications companies and that they could go back as far as necessary to recoup debt. Could you please clarify (preferably with appropriate statute # reference)?