Student Borrowers Harmed by Dept. of Education’s Unlawful Partial Relief Scheme Drop Lawsuit After Dept. Abandons Policy | Press Release
Student borrowers in the class action lawsuit Pratt v. Cardona (previously Pratt v. DeVos) today moved to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, after the U.S. Department of Education agreed in March 2021 to end the previous administration’s unlawful partial relief policy for adjudicating borrower defense applications. T
Statement on Education Department Rescinding Partial Relief Policy | Press Release
Today, the Department of Education rescinded its second partial relief policy. Its first was enjoined by a federal court in Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos. This second policy has been challenged in Pratt v. DeVos. This policy was layered on top of the harmful 2019 borrower defense rules, and its repeal does not affect those rules.
Students Challenge Education Department’s Latest Scheme to Deny Student-Loan Relief | Press Release
A Trump administration rule that denies loan relief to many students cheated by their schools is deeply flawed and should be overturned, Public Citizen and the Project on Predatory Student Lending told a court today. The groups represent student borrowers in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new “partial relief” rule.
STATEMENT: “This hearing has made clear once again that Secretary DeVos won’t let the law get in the way of her agenda against students” | Press Release
Secretary DeVos made her point very clear in today’s hearing: she does not believe that cheated borrowers are legally entitled to relief.
Breaking: Secretary DeVos Denies Students’ Rights to Full Debt Cancellation | Press Release
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that she will deny full student loan cancellation to student borrowers who were cheated by their colleges and applied to have their federal loans cancelled.
Judge Declares Department of Education’s Seizure of Corinthian Colleges Borrowers’ Tax Refunds Illegal | Press Release
A federal judge ruled that the Department of Education illegally took the tax refunds of two former Corinthian College students to pay their student loans, without addressing the assertion that these loans are fraudulent and unenforceable. Now, the Department may not take their tax refunds unless and until it makes a reasoned decision about the assertions of fraud.
Judge Rebukes Department of Education For Second Time, Ordering It To Stop Collecting on Corinthian Student Loans | Press Release
A federal judge today, for the second time in just a few weeks, rebuked the Department of Education for its wrongful and illegal continued attempts to collect on the debt of students who were defrauded by the for profit Corinthian Colleges, ruling that the Department must stop collecting on the loans of tens of thousands of Corinthian students in light of the Department’s use of an illegal rule to reduce relief to borrowers by 80 percent.
Two Key Hearings Scheduled for Next Week in Corinthian and ITT Cases | Press Release
Two court hearings are scheduled for next week in key cases that assert the rights of federal student loan borrowers who were cheated by the for-profit colleges Corinthian and ITT Tech. The hearing in San Francisco on Monday, June 11 involves the Department of Education’s continued refusal to grant complete loan cancellation to former students of for-profit Corinthian Colleges.
Key Hearing Scheduled for Monday on Department of Education’s Continued Attempts to Deny Complete Debt Relief to Former Corinthian College Students | Press Release
A court hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 4th involving the Department of Education’s continued refusal to grant full and complete loan cancellation to former Corinthian College students who were cheated by the for-profit college. This hearing in the case of Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos follows last week’s groundbreaking decision in the case, in which a judge granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Department of Education from applying its “average earnings rule” to cheated former students of Corinthian Colleges, and preventing the Department from further collecting on the plaintiffs’ loans.
In Groundbreaking Decision, Judge Halts Collection of For-Profit College Student Debts | Press Release
In a landmark decision for defrauded students of Corinthian Colleges, a U.S. District judge late Friday stopped the Department of Education from applying its “average earnings rule” to cheated former students of Corinthian Colleges, and prevented the Department from collecting on the plaintiffs’ loans. The ruling enjoins the Department of Education from using its partial relief scheme, which it has been applying to partially deny thousands of borrowers’ applications for loan relief, because that scheme clearly violates the Privacy Act and causes severe and irreparable injury to borrowers.