Blanchette v. DeVos

This case is a class action lawsuit on behalf of student borrowers who have been subjected to illegal debt collections by the U.S. Department of Education. The students attended the now-defunct Minnesota School of Business (MSB) and Globe University, which were found by both a Minnesota court and the Department itself to have defrauded students. Remarkably, instead of helping the students that were defrauded, the Department has chosen to exacerbate their harm by initiating coercive collection tactics against them, including seizing their tax refunds. The lawsuit demands an end to this illegal debt collection and a return of the funds that have been wrongfully seized.