Student Loans

Recent Posts in Student Loans

  • A recent case has been reviewed and re-reviewed by a higher court by using the standards established in Brunner v. New York State Higher Educ. Servs. Corp. (Brunner v. NYSHE) . Within the case, a woman filed to become a Chapter 7 Debtor due to ...
  • Student loans have become one of the largest financial concerns of our generation, and for good reason. Today, student loan debt exceeds all other types of debt, and has been noted as a substantial barrier to major life milestones, such as buying a ...
  • Kevin DeOliveira-Longinetti was an honors student and talented athlete when he enrolled at the University of Vermont in 2009. According to CBS News, his goal was to become a doctor. But in January 2015, Kevin was found dead in his Burlington ...
  • Chicago Consumer Attorney and Sulaiman Law Group, LTD. Associate Jim Haller recently authored an opinion piece on student loan debt published by The Hill. The article – Trump is right: Student loan debt an ‘albatross’ on families, ...
  • Student Loan Firm Accused of Borrower Abuse

    A group of more than two dozen state attorneys general has accused Navient Corp. (formerly known as Sallie Mae), America’s largest student loan firm, of violating state laws to ban abusive or unfair practices by paying call center workers based ...
  • Father Wins Student Loan Debt Relief

    A federal appeals court has urged a bankruptcy judge to consider a settlement that would allow a Duxbury father to erase more than $246,000 in student loan debt. Fourteen years ago, now 65-year-old Robert Murphy lost his $165,000-per-year job as ...
  • This March, The Wall Street Journal reported that law school graduates who file for bankruptcy can receive a discharge of the debt they racked up while studying for the bar exam. This ruling contradicts the widely accepted idea that federal student ...
  • TCPA Exemption for Fed-Backed Loans Circulated to FCC

    On February 17, a draft rule to exempt robocalls to collect federal debt from TCPA rules was circulated to the FCC. This proposal is looking to create a balance between consumer protections and a directive by Congress allowing companies servicing ...
  • U.S. Marshals Arresting Student Loan Borrowers

    The U.S. Marshals Service is arresting people in Houston for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. According to a Fox 26 article on the story, one man was arrested for a $1,500 student loan he took out in 1987. Seven marshals showed up ...
  • The Department of Education has recently intervened in the case of a 65-year-old man named Robert Murphy, who has struggled for over three years in a legal battle to have his student loan debts discharged by bankruptcy. While student loans are ...
  • Why Student Debt is Worse Than You May Think

    It is no secret that student debt is becoming a massive problem in the United States, threatening both the financial futures of students bogged by debt as well as the economy as a whole. But according to new data released by the Education Department, ...
  • Tuition Payments and Bankruptcy

    Recently, a bankruptcy trustee in New Haven Connecticut filed suit against Johnson & Wales University alleging that tuition payments made by the debtors should be returned by the University. The trustee is alleging that the debtors’ ...