ABA Urges Dept. Of Ed. Redo Of Loan Forgiveness Denials

Law360 (September 26, 2018, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association on Wednesday urged a D.C. federal judge to upend what it describes as a changed interpretation for the U.S. Department of Education's student loan forgiveness program for public service, saying civic-minded attorneys took the department at its word that their debts would be cleared.

The Education Department said it mistakenly told several lawyers working for the ABA and other nongovernment groups that they would be eligible for the program, but it never shifted its formal interpretation of public service jobs that qualify for forgiveness and responses to individual inquiries don't count as "final agency action" open to...

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