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Unfortunately, if he got a judgment against him that he never fought, the judgment is good in Louisiana for 10 years and can be revived again for another 10 if they file in court to revive that judgment. He can file an objection to garnishment in the court and present significant financial hardship information to the court to seek to reduce the garnishment or he would have to try to negotiate some payoff settlement with the company.
His employer was the one that was supposed to give him notice of the garnishment prior to the garnishment starting and then when he got that notice from his employer he would have to file an objection to garnishment in the court where it was issued and prove his hardship with a detailed financial statement.
IF he cannot afford an attorney to assist in objecting to the garnishment, he can go to the local legal aid office in your parish for assistance in representing him to try to at least reduce the garnishment.