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Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials

Update | New York Times Calls Former ITT Students’ Legal Action ‘Gratifying’

“It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven,” the article begins. It goes on to discuss the validity of students’ claims, their difficulty in getting debt relief, and the thousand of pages of “powerful testimony” submitted with the students’ complaint. As the article explains, the evidence shows “a pattern of practice that dispels any notion that bad behavior harmed just a handful of ITT students.”

Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy | The New York Times

It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven. After all, in addition to being left with mountains of debt, former students have worthless degrees from schools that no longer exist, such as those once operated by the defunct Corinthian Colleges or ITT Educational Services.

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1,000 Pages Detailing the Utter Havoc ITT Wreaked on its Students’ Lives | MarketWatch

When Jorge Villalba first set foot on a California ITT campus in the mid-2000s he was lured by promises of a better life.

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Update | Class of Former ITT Students File 7.3 Billion Dollar Claim in ITT Bankruptcy

On January 3, 2017, a group of former ITT Tech students moved to intervene in ITT’s bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Indiana. They seek to act as representatives of hundreds of thousands who have been defrauded by ITT.

Former Students Fight for a Stake in ITT Educational Services Bankruptcy | The Washington Post

Creditors, federal regulators, state attorneys general and jilted employees of ITT Educational Services have laid claim to the remaining assets of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators in bankruptcy court. Absent from the line of those seeking redress, however, are the thousands of students who say they were defrauded by the chain. That is, until now.

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The U.S. Government Is Collecting Student Loans It Promised to Forgive | Bloomberg

The Obama administration has been actively seeking loan payments from thousands of former students eligible for a debt-forgiveness program.

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Update | Lawsuit Against U.S. Departments of Education & Treasury

A former student of Everest Institute filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court to challenge the government’s continued collection of defaulted federal student loans from low-income people who borrowed in order to attend a school operated by the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges chain. 

Elizabeth Warren Trains Her Sights on a New Target | Bloomberg

The U.S. Department of Education’s debt collectors may be violating the law by collecting on defaulted federal student loan debt that’s likely invalid yet owed by “vast numbers” of defrauded for-profit college students, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Thursday.

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Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A former student of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. is suing the U.S. Education Department to ”halt the certification of all Corinthian-related debts,” as a U.S. senator wrote to the department asking why it was collecting such debts.

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Elizabeth Warren Says Government is Forcing Student Borrowers to Pay ‘Fraudulent Debts’ | MarketWatch

Tens of thousands of borrowers who were victims of fraud by their college are losing their tax refunds, Social Security benefits, and facing other debt collection practices over their student loans, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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