In Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich, LPA, 2009 WL 803127 (2009), the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to address the question whether whether a debt collector’s legal error qualifies for protection under the FDCPA’s bona fide error defense.  The question pits the 6th and 10th Circuits — which held that the defense protects against such errors — against the 2nd, 8th, and 9th Circuits — which held the defense inapplicable.  The debtor’s petition can be reviewed here and the opposition can be viewed here.