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With the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in full swing, the time is ripe for Congress to reconsider current laws prohibiting postsecondary institutions that declare bankruptcy from participating in the...more
Since 2011, there have been an increasing number of restructurings in higher education. What may have started with the foreclosure and sale of ATI Schools and Colleges has continued this year with last month’s conversion of...more
Twenty-seven years ago the Second Circuit was faced with a debtor who proposed to use the Bankruptcy Code to avoid her student loan debt – only five months after graduation. The Second Circuit came down harshly on Ms. Brunner...more
Title 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) of the United States Bankruptcy Code provides that, in order to obtain a discharge of an otherwise nondischargeable student loan, an individual in bankruptcy (the “debtor”) must establish that he...more
Conventional wisdom says that it is nearly impossible to obtain a discharge of student loan debt in bankruptcy. Indeed, Section 523(a)(8) expressly excepts student loans from discharge, unless the exception of such...more
April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Why and when U.S.-managed hedge funds can go bankrupt in the Caribbean, not in the U.S., is the first item discussed on the new bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) reported in 2012 that U.S. borrowers are burdened by more than $1 trillion in student debt, including over $150 billion of private student loans. According to TransUnion,...more
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The dominance of Delaware and New York bankruptcy courts is secure for another two years, for reasons Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle explain on their...more
A recent decision by the Second Circuit underscores the importance to debt collectors of accurately describing the options available to a student loan borrower in bankruptcy, even a borrower who previously filed but did not...more
On August 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a debt collector’s representation to a debtor that her student loans were “ineligible” for bankruptcy discharge is a “false, misleading, or deceptive”...more
If you want to relocate, consider Niagra Falls and reduce your student loan debt....more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report highlighting significant consumer protection issues in the private student lending industry and making recommendations to ensure transparency.
July 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- While economic indicators continue to worsen, US bankruptcy law still prohibits individuals from getting rid of their student debt except in the rarest of circumstances. U.S.Representative Steve...more
April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- Former University of Nebraska and University of Houston Law School Dean Nancy Rapoport tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that she expects some law schools to close their doors because of the...more
In the past, student loans could be discharged by bankruptcy but not anymore. Since 1976, the bankruptcy code was changed to disallow student loans from being discharged. Recent statistics have shown that the amount of...more
On June 2011, United States Senators Durbin, Whitehouse, and Franken joined with several United States Representatives to introduce legislation to reinstate a fair playing field for debtors facing student loan debt by...more
Breaking the illusion of the current economic crisis by taking a symbolic look at the classic film, Wizard of Oz. I propose a sequel. ...more
A former client called to tell me that her niece was being evicted from her one-family house in Queens County and asked if I could help. The niece, who had recently lost her husband after a long illness, had already paid...more
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