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Student Defense attorney @AlexanderElson told the Washington Post, “[Rob Amour] was denied due process...and wasn’t provided sufficient explanation for the basis of the denial decision.” Read more to learn why we sued @betsydevosed today.⬇️ https://t.co/7aTWdTzu6R

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Breaking lawsuit: Rob Armour was fighting stage IV cancer when his school, Argosy University, shut down without a warning. Now, the Trump Administration is refusing to grant him his right to a closed school discharge. We are suing @usedgov and @BetsyDeVosED to demand justice. https://t.co/RzNdx87rtu

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"I have a future, and I can maybe even retire someday." Our client Christine Gold had $63k in student loans forgiven 15 years after she was defrauded by a predatory college. @usedgov and @BetsyDeVosED should do what's right and forgive the loans of Christine's fellow classmates https://t.co/pAmT90tG5d

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15 years after she was defrauded by a predatory for-profit school, Christine Gold had $63,000 in student loans forgiven. It shouldn't take a lawsuit for the Department of Education to help borrowers: https://t.co/iRey6bKeA0

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Yesterday we were finally able to obtain justice for Christine. We along w/ @BobFergusonAG are asking ED to take the next step: to wipe out the fraudulent debt of ALL other former CRI students. It’s simply the right thing to do—and as this settlement indicates, ED knows it too.

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Some background: For over 10 years, the Department of Education has known that Christine's school was committing fraud. It’s why the WA Workforce Board revoked the school’s license in 2006. Yet, ED unlawfully refused to process her borrower defense claim for years until we sued.

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Good news alert:Our Counsel @RobynBitner negotiated a settlement w/ @usedgov that has resulted in our client, Christine Gold, obtaining a nearly $63K discharge for her time attending the Court Reporting Institute. In 2006, the WA Workforce Board found CRI to have committed fraud.

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@millennial_debt @BetsyDeVosED Don't forget the unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit -- finding the analysis "not particularly thorough."

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@tnhabash This is precisely why litigation is an important tool in the fight for open government. People who use FOIA have grown far too accustomed to unjustifiable redactions. Our lawsuit with @weareoversight forced the release of unredacted emails. #transparency

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But in our litigation and in response to arguments by AGs like @JoshShapiroPA federal courts have consistently refused to find the @usedgov reasoning persuasive.

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Breaking: Emails released following our lawsuit against @usedgov show Navient CEO lobbied the Trump Administration to say servicers can’t be sued by students and State AGs. Then @BetsyDeVosED agreed and published guidance that servicers relied on in court. https://t.co/IvUbCRdWh0

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@BetsyDeVosED "By dropping its appeal, the Department of Justice is admitting today that it can't defend Secretary DeVos's illegal actions" - @Lily_NEA.

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Politico: DEVOS DROPS APPEAL IN FIGHT WITH NEA OVER ONLINE COLLEGE RULES: The Trump administration is abandoning its appeal of a court ruling earlier this year that struck down @BetsyDeVosED attempts to delay Obama-era rules for online colleges. https://t.co/Yo6hIhe6M5

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