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…

February 23, 2018

WWL-TV: Air near SE Louisiana plant poses highest cancer risk in US

“There’s no place in St. John that has a safe level of chloroprene,” Bobby Taylor said.  “Man, that is frightening.” Taylor formed the Concerned Citizens of St. John after seeing rare forms of cancer and other illnesses affecting his neighbors. “This family right here lost the mother and the father and…

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…

July 27, 2017

National class action gets relief for student borrowers from Navient’s collection calls

For years, Michael Shahbazi’s phone has often rung numerous times a day with calls from the nation’s largest educational loan servicing company, Navient, pressing him for payments on his student loan. In 2011, Mr. Shahbazi filed for bankruptcy, and yet still the calls continued. Navient has also called his…