Thursday, June 26, 2008

Trusting court documents


We have already said that there is no statute of limitations on collecting a loan (aside from the shemitah nullification of debts).

However, if a creditor produces an old document, the judge is required to investigate why it had not been collected until now, and to double-check its veracity, in order to ensure that there is no trickery afoot.

(Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat 98:2)

Have a great day,

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