Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey applied for “borrower defense” on behalf of 7,200 former Corinithian College students as a group application. Borrower defense is the provision that helps defrauded students by giving the Secretary of Education the authority to discharge debt when schools lie and cheat their students.  DeVos refused to forgive the debt and … More

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit

Numerous cities, including Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and Portland, Oregon, have sued Monsanto over PCB cleanup costs, and in 2016 Ferguson made Washington the first state to sue Monsanto over PCB contamination in rivers, lakes and bays. Others including Oregon and Ohio have since sued. The cases allege that Monsanto knew for decades about the dangers … More Agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit

California sues Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Forgiveness

“College graduates who put in a decade of hard work and made timely payments on their student loans earned their TEPSLF loan forgiveness,” Becerra said. “But Education Secretary Betsy DeVos chose to ignore all of that. Today’s lawsuit reminds Secretary DeVos that she is not above the law. She is accountable to these college graduates … More California sues Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Forgiveness

Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

The veto will allow stringent rules for students seeking loan forgiveness to take effect on July 1. The rules toughen standards established under the Obama administration for student borrowers seeking to prove their colleges defrauded them and to have their federal loans erased. Even if some borrowers can show they were victims of unscrupulous universities, they could … More Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that could open the door for federal regulators to punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for the way they police content online, issuing a major broadside against Silicon Valley that quickly triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge. Trump has portrayed the order, the early … More Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

The bipartisan rebuke of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ “borrower defense” rule that cleared Congress earlier this year is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk. House and Senate leaders on Tuesday enrolled the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn DeVos’ new rule. That final procedural step now means that legislation will be presented to the … More Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds

Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds “This data shows that many people with federal student loans are facing a financial disaster when relief ends,” Natalia Abrams, executive director at Student Debt Crisis said in a statement. “It reminds us there are glaring outcome disparities for borrowers who … More Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds

Judge allows fraud suit against Trump, family and company to proceed

Four anonymous plaintiffs brought the suit, including what court papers describe as a hospice caregiver, a self-employed man who was once homeless and a food delivery driver. The Trumps “deliberately misled” consumers about the likely success of their investments, the suit claims, and engaged in “a pattern of racketeering activity.” The suit is being funded … More Judge allows fraud suit against Trump, family and company to proceed

San Diego Woman Files Lawsuit Against SeaWorld For Collecting Monthly Fees on Annual Passes – NBC 7 San Diego

A San Diego woman has filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld for charging her annual pass fees while the park remains closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to the lawsuit, Lisa Kouball said she purchased four annual passes to attend SeaWorld San Diego and pays a total of $48.99 per month. But when SeaWorld San Diego … More San Diego Woman Files Lawsuit Against SeaWorld For Collecting Monthly Fees on Annual Passes – NBC 7 San Diego

Will Lawsuits Help College Students Get Coronavirus Refunds?

“We determined those two universities had blown off the students,” he says. At Drexel he felt he had concrete proof that virtual classes were worth less than live ones. “Drexel offers the same classes online as it does on campus but at a 40% discount from the regular tuition rate,” he says. Students deserved at … More Will Lawsuits Help College Students Get Coronavirus Refunds?