DOE and DOJ Issue Guidelines for Dealing with Student Debtors in Bankruptcy: Blah, Blah, Blah

On November 17, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a 15-page document titled “Guidelines For Department Attorneys Regarding Student Loan Bankruptcy Litigation.” According to the memo, these guidelines aim “to enhance consistency and equity in the handling of [student-loan] bankruptcy cases.” These guidelines are bullshit and won’t do anything to … Read more

President Biden Is Under Pressure to Extend Pause on Student-Loan Payments. What Will That Cost?

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Federal student-loan borrowers are disappointed by federal court decisions that have stopped President Biden’s student-loan forgiveness scheme. Advocacy groups are arguing that Biden should extend the pause on student-loan repayments until after the legal challenges to his loan-forgiveness plan are resolved. College borrowers are currently expected to resume monthly loan payments in January 2023. By that time, … Read more

FTC Nails Business in a Box and Crypto Investment Recycled Schemes. Here We Go Again.

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The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against DK Automation and its owners, Kevin David Hulse and David Shawn Arnett, for using unfounded claims of significant returns to entice consumers into moneymaking schemes involving Amazon business packages, business coaching, and cryptocurrency. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants promised consumers that they could “generate passive income … Read more