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Massachusetts AG Obtains Judgment Against Student Loan Debt Relief Company

On October 7, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (Massachusetts AG) announced a judgment obtained against a student loan debt relief company in Suffolk Superior Court for allegedly unlawful and predatory business practices. According to the AG, the company charged unlawful upfront and continuing fees to consumers, misrepresented the scope…

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CFPB and 47 States Enter Settlement with Holder of Private Student Loans for Allegedly Providing Substantial Assistance in For-Profit Educator's Unfair Practices

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On September 15, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had filed a proposed stipulated judgment against a Delaware statutory trust after a settlement agreement was reached between the trust and forty-seven states plus the District of Columbia.  The trust was created to purchase and hold beneficial…

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For-Profit College Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Civil Penalties for Engaging in Deceptive Student Lending Practices

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On August 21, 2020, Colorado’s Attorney General announced that the Denver District Court ruled in the state’s favor and found that a for-profit college violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (“UCCC”) in operating its institutional loan program. The matter was initiated after a two-year investigation that…

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Pennsylvania AG Settles with Student-Loan Debt-Relief Consumer Financing Company

​On August 4, 2020, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (Pennsylvania AG) announced that it reached a settlement with a company providing financing to consumers seeking student-loan debt relief. According to the Pennsylvania AG, the company violated the Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law and the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) through its alleged…

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Massachusetts AG Settles with For-Profit Education Services Debt Buyer

On July 30, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General (Massachusetts AG) announced a settlement with a Nevada-based debt buyer regarding a portfolio of loan debt it purchased from a for-profit education company. The settlement resolves the Massachusetts AG’s allegations that, between 2010 and 2016, the for-profit education​ company​​ ​misled students by…

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Minnesota AG Settles with Out-of-State Student Loan Debt Settlement Company for Full Restitution of Illegal Fees

​On April 29, 2020, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that it had settled its claims against a California-based student loan debt settlement company for alleged violations of Minnesota’s Debt Services Settlement Act, Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act, and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  Specifically, the AG alleged that the company…

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