August 16, 2011

Opinion asking (1) whether a person must pursue a cause of action in a specific magistrate court within that person’s district or can the person elect to file in another district, and (2) does a magistrate court have jurisdiction to hear cases for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Defamation of Character?

Requested by: The Honorable J. Roland Smith, Member, House of Representatives

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