Two (2) Year Statute of Limitations on Cell Phone/Landline Bills or not?
Federal law supersedes state law in areas where the U.S. Government has dominated the field of regulation of communications carriers. This is based on the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
47 USC 415 governs the federal 2 year statute of limitations period for carriers to sue for money.
Cell Phone/Landline Bill Limitations Period under Federal Law, but limited.There is a two (2) year statute of limitations, but .... it is limited
47 USC 41547 USC 415(a) states: " Recovery of charges by carrier All actions at law by carriers for recovery of their lawful charges, or any part thereof, shall be begun within two years from the time the cause of action accrues, and not after." If you are sued after the limitations period accrues you have a valid statute of limitations defense if the carrier attempts to collect any tariff or other federal charges other than their own charges.