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When was the last time you made a payment on the cards?
The statute of limitations should be six years at the max. However, they may argue that your moving out of the state without informing them "tolled" the statute of limitations. This rarely works but that is the only thing I can see that would possibly extend the statute of limitations and it's not likely to work.
I know it is much harder to use it now than it used to be but I'm not familiar with the case you're addressing. If it is from the Ninth Circuit then it's a federal decision and very few of these are brought in the federal court, most are in state court and that's the procedures that count. However, as I mentioned above tolling is losing favor to extend debt collection statutes of limitations because it is so easy to find someone now.
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