In August 2001, I transferred from my home state of Arizona to another location overseas as a result of my civilian employment with the US government. This transfer resulted in me moving out prior to my lease expiration, and I obtained a verbal "don't worry about it" from the local apartment manager.
Today, July 2005, I got a "debt collection" notice from the corporate parent of my old complex, in the amount of $778. It did not specify exactly what it was for, however it appears to be for the early departure prior to lease termination.
What is the statute of limitations on this stuff?