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Bankruptcy Court Finds Student Loan Debt Dischargeable

by PretiFlaherty on

Student loan debt in the United States continues to mushroom, and according to the Federal Reserve, is approaching the $1 trillion mark. As bankruptcy practitioners and many in the public well know, the Bankruptcy Code...more

Perspectives - September/October 2015

by Benesch on

In a decision in which no opinion commanded a majority, the Ohio Supreme Court sided with a private entity — a charter school operator — in a dispute over the ownership of personal property purchased by the operator with...more

Restructuring in Higher Education

by DLA Piper on

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

Student Loans: Nondischargeability Questioned in Seventh Circuit and Beyond

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

Weglarz v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., and National Collegiate Trust

Complaint--Class Action

by Christine Kingston on

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust is being sued on a class action basis for its improper, fraudulent use of the LIBOR index on its promissory note private student loans. This is just another defense of contract when...more

Second Circuit to Student Loan Collectors: Know Your Bankruptcy Law!

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Shaking Up Private Student Loan Industry

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. ...more

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