2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:4108.1 - Deficiency judgment when obligations based upon commercial transaction

§4108.1. Deficiency judgment when obligations based upon commercial transaction

A. As an exception to R.S. 13:4106 and 4107, if a mortgagee or other creditor holds a mortgage, pledge, security interest, or privilege which secures an obligation in a commercial transaction, the mortgagee or other creditor may collect from or pursue any debtor, guarantor, or surety for a deficiency judgment on the secured obligation whether or not the mortgagee or other creditor has foreclosed on all or any of the property and sold such property at a judicial, public, or private sale, with or without appraisal, regardless of the minimum bid, and whether or not the mortgagee or other creditor has acquired such property from any debtor, guarantor, or surety pursuant to a complete or partial giving in payment. However, other than with regard to a secured transaction subject to Chapter 9 of the Louisiana Commercial Laws, a mortgagee or other creditor may not pursue any debtor, guarantor, or surety for more than the secured obligation, minus the reasonably equivalent value of the property sold.

B. For the purpose of this Section, the terms "commercial transaction" and "reasonably equivalent value" shall have the following meanings:

(1) "Commercial transaction" means any transaction entered into primarily for business or commercial purposes.

(2) "Reasonably equivalent value" means the value that the owner and the mortgagee or other creditor of the property being sold or otherwise disposed of agree to attribute to the property for the purposes of reducing the secured debt.

Acts 1986, No. 489, §2; Acts 1989, No. 137, §8, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

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