DeVos Hit With $100K Contempt Fine In Student Loan Row

By Mike LaSusa (October 24, 2019, 11:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge held U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department in contempt Thursday and fined them $100,000 for their "minimal efforts" to comply with the court's order to halt collection of student loan debt from former Corinthian Colleges enrollees.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim said there was "no question" that DeVos and her agency  had violated the May preliminary injunction against collection, criticizing the Education Department for sending just one "cursory" email to loan servicers that only obliquely referenced the court's order and then failing to follow up in a meaningful way.

"Defendants' compliance report is silent as to the...

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