Judge: By Resigning, DeVos Opens Door to Deposition on Student Debt Relief | Courthouse News Service
As a cabinet official, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was virtually immune to demands that she be grilled about long delays and mass denials of student debt relief claims in a pending lawsuit. When she resigned from office last week, that changed.
In Victory For Borrowers, DeVos Agrees To Stop Issuing Mass Denials Of Loan Forgiveness Applications | Forbes
Student loan borrowers scored a victory in court this week against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, as litigation continues over mass denials of student loan forgiveness applications. The case, Sweet v. DeVos, concerns the troubled Borrower Defense to Repayment program.
Four Years of the Trump Administration in Court. One Word Stuck in My Head. | The New York Times
During four years struggling to keep up with the flood of court cases challenging the refusal by various Trump administration officials to follow the law, a word has come to mind so often that I can’t shake it. It’s the word “mean.” There’s a meanness to the man and to the policies issued from the sycophantic bubble that passes for his administration.
“Disturbingly Kafkaesque”: Judge Rips Betsy DeVos for Denying 94% of Student Debt Forgiveness Claims | Salon
Arguing that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had undermined the agreement, a federal judge on Tuesday denied approval for a class action settlement over the Trump administration’s handling of a student debt forgiveness program. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said DeVos had subverted the agreement by rejecting tens of thousands of applications from defrauded students without adequate explanation, Politico first reported.
After Students Testify, Judge Slaps DeVos For Wholesale Rejection of Loan Relief | Republic Report
Late Monday, a federal judge rejected a settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by former students who say they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges and want Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education to stop delaying action on their claims to have their student loan debt cancelled. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco ruled after holding an October 1 hearing, via Zoom, where people could address the court in favor of or against the settlement. In that settlement agreement, DeVos’s Department committed to move ahead with review of the students’ claims.
Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims | Associated Press
Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blistering pace” of denials.
Federal Judge Considers Stopping Rejection of Borrower-Defense Claims | Inside Higher Ed
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In a strongly worded order, a federal judge in California is signaling that he may put a stop to the Education Department’s nearly universal denials of requests by those who have been defrauded by for-profit colleges to have their student debts canceled.
Judge Calls Devos Student Loan Forgiveness Process ‘Disturbingly Kafkaesque’ | The Hill
U.S. District Judge William Alsup has denied a class settlement meant to address 160,000 student loan forgiveness claims that had gone undecided for over a year, saying Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had rejected too many claims without justification.
Alsup Slams Dept. Of Education’s Student Loan Relief Deal | Law360
U.S. District Judge William Alsup rejected a class settlement Monday between the U. S. Department of Education and student loan borrowers seeking forgiveness from “predatory” for-profit college loans, after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sent perfunctory denial letters…
Judge Rebukes Betsy DeVos’s ‘Disturbingly Kafkaesque’ and ‘Potentially Unlawful’ Denials of Students Seeking Debt Relief | Law and Crime
A federal judge in California on Monday issued a scathing rebuke of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, saying that her department has failed to process applications for student loan forgiveness and issued mass denials without proper consideration.