April 24, 2018

Judge rules nationwide class action allegations may proceed against Navient

Update: Since this article was posted, Jones Swanson and co-counsel have had two more wins in cases involving student loans and bankruptcy. In both of those recent cases, judges in the Eastern District of New York have denied defendants’ motions to dismiss. The cases are Homaidan, et al. v. SLM…

March 5, 2018

ABA: Student loan class actions take aim at “a massive effort to defraud student debtors”

The following article was originally published by the American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Section on March 5, 2018.  In 2014, Austin Smith was a law student at the University of Maine, looking for a topic to research for his law review note. He was also…

December 13, 2017

Bloomberg BNA: The looming collapse of student loan asset-backed securities

“Most of these debts were securitized into student loan asset backed securities, called SLABS. And within this universe of SLABS, there are entire SLABS filled with dischargeable student loans. For example, the SLM Private Education Student Loan 2009-CT Trust is composed of more than 100,000 loans made to students attending…

July 28, 2017

Jones Swanson, co-counsel, file nationwide class action against student loan giant Navient

In a case that could offer relief to thousands of student debtors across the country, Jones Swanson has joined with five other law firms to file a nationwide class action lawsuit against America’s biggest student loan servicer, Navient. The suit, Evan Brian Crocker et al. v. Navient…