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.
Chelsea E. Gaudin
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