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Student loans

Jul 30, 2013

Agencies, Congress turn up heat on debt collectors

The rise in health care-related consumer debt, student loans, shoddy record keeping by creditors and abusive practices by debt collectors are leading federal regulators and lawmakers to crack down on third-party debt collectors and call for tighter rules applying to them.

Mar 8, 2013

Student loan law: A niche for a few good lawyers?

With huge numbers of students facing crushing debt and national student loans surpassing credit card debt, some lawyers have found a new niche: representing clients hounded by student loan creditors, debt collectors and loan servicers.

Sep 18, 2012

BLAWG LOG: Yes, you can ditch a student loan in bankruptcy

The mantra is repeated over and over: You can’t discharge student loans through bankruptcy. However, while it’s reality for most indebted people, the conventional wisdom isn’t quite true.

Aug 6, 2012

New federal study makes case for student loan relief

A new federal study recommends changes in consumer protection and bankruptcy law to provide relief for those Americans saddled with a share of the country’s $1 trillion in student loan debt, largely blaming private lenders for the problem.

Mar 18, 2011

Bankruptcy courts divide on student loans

Wisconsin’s bankruptcy courts are divided over whether a Chapter 13 debtor can give preferential treatment to student loan debts.

Mar 15, 2011

10-32528 In re Johnson

Bankruptcy Student loans Student loan obligations are not a special circumstance under 11 U..C. 707(b)92)(B); but a debtor may separately classify the loan obligations and maintain regular payments on them. “The Debtor has failed to demonstrate that the repayment of her student loan obligations constitutes a special circumstance under § 707(b)(2)(B). Although an involuntary or […]


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