TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking summary judgment for an American Bar Association lawsuit over lawyers dropped from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, the ABA Journal reports. In its motion filed Monday, the federal department argued that the ABA sued too soon, and that determinations of eligibility for loan forgiveness aren’t final agency actions subject to court review until the borrowers make 10 years of loan payments. The DOE had told the lawyers involved in the suit that their employers — the ABA, Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Immigration Lawyers Association — did not qualify under the program as public service organizations that provide public and legal education.