TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 6, 2017
Attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia today sued the U.S. Department of Education and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, over the decision to freeze rules for erasing debt from student borrowers who were cheated by colleges that acted fraudulently, The New York Times reports. The rules were put into place in October after years of negotiation and were scheduled to take effect on July 1, but DeVos paused the rollout, citing a lawsuit filed by for-profit colleges that seeks to block the rules entirely. The states’ suit claims that the excuse given by the department is “mere pretext” for repealing the rules. Also today, two student borrowers sued the department in the same federal court over the delayed rules.