ACS Education Services, a company that once managed one of the largest portfolios of student loans, will pay New York $9 million to resolve charges of steering struggling borrowers away from affordable repayment plans, state officials said Friday. “ACS has systematically failed borrowers by refusing to educate them on more effective federal repayment options, and […]
BALTIMORE — The American Bar Association filed suit this week against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the department failed to provide a reasonable explanation for why it has decided to refuse to honor loan forgiveness commitments made to attorneys engaged in public interest law and other public service jobs. The suit names four individual […]
A new rule finalized Friday by the Obama administration will cost student debtors who say their colleges defrauded them of some longstanding rights to get their federal loans canceled, while colleges on shaky financial footing dodged a government crackdown. Those regulations, proposed in June, mark the administration’s response to the spate of closures of for-profit […]
HARTFORD, Conn. — Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. The number of lawsuits filed over delinquent student loans that were made by private lenders has increased significantly in the […]
WASHINGTON — Congress returned Monday to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws. The cooperation evident in the Senate last month with passage of a bipartisan immigration bill could be wiped out […]
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer visited Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday to announce his support for legislation to stave off an interest rate increase for student loans. On July 1, the interest rates on federally-subsidized Stafford loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent unless Congress takes action to block the rate increase […]
Government and public interest lawyers burdened by student loan debt can apply for grants through the New York State Bar Association. Attorneys must have practiced for at least five years to be eligible for the Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest grants. Priority will be given to civil […]
New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a statewide investigation into what he calls deceptive credit card marketing practices that target college students through their schools.
(Dolan Media Newswires) — A borrower seeking class-wide relief was not required to arbitrate a lawsuit alleging that his lender charged excessive interest rates for student loans, the Second Circuit has ruled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process.
Even though the bankruptcy discharge of student loans require a finding of undue hardship in an adversarial proceeding, a lender cannot challenge the discharge of a loan absent such a finding if it was not appealed in a timely manner, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week.
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- Fourth Department – Traffic stop: People v. McMillon
- Second Circuit – Fair Labor Standards Act: Abbott v. Comme Des Garcons, Ltd.
- Second Circuit – Plea agreements: Cook v. United States
- Fourth Department: Statute of limitations: Marino v. Weiler
- Fourth Department – Nail and mail service: Rebutting presumption of service L&W Supply Corporation v. Built-Rite Drywall Corp, et al
- Fourth Department – Mental Hygiene Law: Charles L. v. State of New York
- Second Circuit – Medicaid and Medicare certification: U.S. ex rel. Quartararo v. Cath. Health Sys. Of Long Island Inc.
- Fourth Department – Waiver of indictment: People v. King
- Fourth Department – Speedy trial: People v. Jordan
- Fourth Department – Rosario material: People v. Dennard
- Second Circuit – Magnuson-Stevens Act: State of New York v. Raimondo
- Split court affirms gun conviction
- N.Y. Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction
- NY board approves cannabis lawsuit settlements, paves way for retail dispensaries
- NY Court of Appeals reverses murder conviction because of illegal police search
- NY Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction over ineffective counsel
- Split court affirms gun conviction, finding search and arrest were legal
- NY appeals court vacates drug conviction over illegal police search
- Split Court of Appeals strips Police Accountability Board of disciplinary power