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Student Advocates Challenge DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule | Press Release

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DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post

Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge’s ruling | CNBC

A tug-of-war between student borrowers hoping to get tens of thousands of dollars in loans they took out for their education discharged and the government may be a step closer to resolution. A federal judge ruled this week that repeated delays by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of an Obama administration plan to provide debt relief to defrauded borrowers was unlawful.

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Judge Rejects DeVos’s Halt of Rule to Help Defrauded Students | New York Times

A federal judge will rule Friday on how to address an improper decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to freeze a plan to help student loan borrowers who were cheated by their schools. A new Education Department rule would have sped up and expanded a system for erasing the federal loan debts of students at schools that broke state laws and misled their attendees.

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Federal Court Rules Against DeVos in For-Profit Fraud Case | Associated Press

A federal court has ruled that it was “arbitrary and capricious” for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges. The decision is a significant blow to the Trump administration’s attempt to ease regulations for the industry.

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Student Borrowers And Advocates Win Court Case Against DeVos | NPR

A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ delay of a key student borrower protection rule was improper and unlawful. “This is such an important win for student borrowers and anyone who cares about a government that operates under the rule of law,” says Toby Merrill, of Harvard Law School’s Project On Predatory Student Lending.

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Judge Strikes Down DeVos Attempt to Weaken Rule for Scammed Student Loan Borrowers | MarketWatch

The efforts by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education to stymie an Obama-era rule surrounding for-profit colleges just hit a major roadblock. A district court judge ruled Wednesday evening that the multiple attempts by the Department to delay the regulation, known as the borrower defense rule, don’t have basis in law.

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Judge rules that DeVos delay of Obama-era student loan rules is ‘unlawful’ | Politico Pro

A federal judge today ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ various delays of Obama-era regulations governing loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers were illegal.

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DOJ Must Give Harvard FOIA Docs On For-Profit College | Law360

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice must turn over some of the documents a Harvard Law School legal clinic had sought from a whistleblower lawsuit over a struggling Pittsburgh-based for-profit college provider’s student recruitment and loan policies.

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These Students are Suing Their For-Profit School | Vice

For-profit colleges and universities have received increased scrutiny in recent years for their part in helping to drive up the level of U.S. student debt, which now tops $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Update | LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending and Public Citizen Sue to Stop Education Department’s Illegal Regulatory Delay

The U.S. Department of Education broke the law when it announced a delay of a rule designed to protect students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and career training programs, two borrowers said in a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Lawsuits Accuse Feds of Illegally Delaying Obama-Era Student Loan Rules | MarketWatch

Students who have been cheated by their schools are suffering thanks to the Department of Education’s delay in implementing Obama-era regulations aimed at making students whole when they’ve been misled by their schools, a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday by 19 attorneys general and two former for-profit college students claim.

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