ABUSE OF THE COURT SYSTEM BY DEBT BUYERS

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

Appleseed volunteers researched and wrote a white paper about the abuse of the judicial system by debt buyers. The white paper also included proposed solutions to the problem. An article about the issue appeared in the February/March edition of the Louisiana Bar Journal. Volunteers also have appeared on radio shows to discuss this issue.


Legal Partners:

Barrasso Usdin

Amy Duncan

Sam Ford

Chelsea E. Gaudin


Community Partners:

Louisiana Civil Justice Center

Louisiana State Bar Association

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services



In 2012, the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Gap Assessment Subcommittee identified “Debt Buyer” cases as an area in need of additional resources. Debt buying occurs when a company purchases debts from a creditor, suc