And don’t forget about the federal Consumer Financial Protection Board (at least for the next few days) and your state’s consumer law resources at the Department of Justice or maybe other departments. Your own state’s legal services organizations and your own school’s legal services office may also have free information and legal assistance for you.
The answer to this question may matter to you, your children, and your grandchildren! (Hint, the answer is no.)
“JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR delivered the opinion of the Court.
Marketplace Money ran an interview with Ron Lieber, author of the recent NYT story on discharging student loan debt in bankruptcy:
2) Ron Lieber’s (9/31/12) New York Times article:
Last Plea on School Loans: Proving a Hopeless Future
Oregon State Sheriff’s Office Association (OSSA) (a tax-exempt nonprofit) website states:
“Law Firm Makes All of Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Documents, Including Internal E-Mail, Available Online” (from InfoDocket, filed by Gary Price, May 1, 2012)
Do you have questions about … debt collection, bankruptcy, employment (wage claims, termination, discrimination & unemployment), or expungement of a criminal record?
Oregon attorneys volunteering at these two Pro Bono Legal Clinics may be of assistance. Link to clinic flyers from the Washington County Law Library What’s New? webpage:
1) Oregon Law Center & Intel Corporation’s Pro Bono Debt Clinic
The good news out of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon is that overall bankruptcy filings for the district were down in 2011 compared to 2010. There were 17,151 cases filed in 2011, compared with 19,741 in 2010. If you compare the 2011 numbers with the total case filings from 2005 (32,168 total case filings), the 2011 statistics appear promising. However, we still receive many questions about filing for bankruptcy. So, we’ve created a new legal research guide on bankruptcy, available on the Washington County Law Library’s website. As usual, if you can’t find a document on our website, check out our handy, alphabetical document index.