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Tech Transfer: BYU Law Students Help People Being Sued

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 20:25

Guest: Kimball Parker, JD, Attorney, Parsons Behle & Latimer; Dave Brown, JD, MBA, Associate Director, BYU Tech Transfer Office Over the last decade, landlords, payday lenders and credit card companies have increasingly turned to the courts to collect consumer debts. The people who owe those debts rarely have an attorney to help them navigate the lawsuit, which means they often miss key deadlines and end up automatically losing their cases.  A class of BYU law students last semester set out to even the playing field a bit in these debt-collection lawsuits. The result is a free website called “SoloSuit” which walks people through the first important steps when they’ve been sued over a debt.