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January 6, 2018

JSH&G Student Loan Litigation

In a case that could offer relief to thousands of debtors struggling to repay their student loans, Jones Swanson has joined with six other law firms to bring a national class action lawsuit against America’s biggest student loan servicer, Navient. The suit, Evan Brian Haas, Michael Shahbazi, et al. v. Navient Solutions, LLC and Navient Credit Finance Corporation, alleges that Navient has “engaged in a massive effort to defraud student debtors” across the country by misrepresenting whether their loans can be “discharged,” or erased, in bankruptcy. 



About Haas, Shahbazi et al. v. Navient et al.

Photo: AP/Kris Tripplaar/SIPA USA

Read about this national class action, Navient's bumpy regulatory history, and how the US Bankruptcy Code applies to various kinds of "educational" loans.

Read Jones Swanson's case description

Relief for class members from Navient collection calls


Navient: A timeline of key documents


Navient class action website: FAQs, contacts, pleadings


News Stories We're Following

Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

The New York Times: Loans 'Designed to fail' / States say Navient preyed on students

Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel. So in 2006, she enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography and borrowed more than $150,000 to pay for what the school described as a pathway into an industry clamoring for its graduates...

Read the New York Times article

Bloomberg: Why this state's Navient lawsuit could affect your student loans

If you’re one of the 44 million Americans who have a student loan, there’s a good chance the customer service representative who answers your call when there’s a problem is in Pennsylvania, where as much as half of the nation’s $1.5 trillion student loan tab is serviced.

Read the Bloomberg article

Reuters: Student loan borrowers, herded into default

The Education Department and its loan servicers, many of them accused of steering debtors away from affordable repayment plans, are clawing back billions of dollars by going after wages, tax refunds and even Social Security benefits...

Read the Reuters article

Bloomberg: Americans are paying $38 to collect $1 of student debt

The federal government has, in recent years, paid debt collectors close to $1 billion annually to help distressed borrowers climb out of default and scrounge up regular monthly payments. New government figures suggest much of that money may have been wasted…

Read the Bloomberg article



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