00 Civ 5453
Background: Gill v. Page was filed in 2000 against the United States Department of Education (“USED”) on behalf of students of proprietary vocational schools who sought and were denied discharges of their defaulted student loans. Such students sought discharges on the basis that they did not have the “ability-to-benefit” from the programs in which they were enrolled. After several years of discovery, Plaintiffs reached a settlement pursuant to which USED sent notices to class members giving them the opportunity to ask for new reviews of their requests for discharge. These new reviews were conducted based on partially new criteria agreed upon by the parties. Under the settlement, individuals can request a new review under the new criteria on an on-going basis.
Current Status: We are assisting class members on an on-going basis with their requests for review.