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Three tips for negotiating student loan settlements

Austin Smith, JD | 27 Apr 2017 | Student Loans

Very few civil actions ever see trial.  The statistics bear this out, and suggest that 98% of all cases settle before trial…

What’s a fair settlement?

Austin Smith, JD | 27 Apr 2017 | Student Loans

Once you file the complaint, the time is already ripe to begin considering settlement. Now, when your client attended an un…

What exactly is an “obligation to repay funds received as an educational benefit?”

Austin Smith, JD | 26 Apr 2017 | Student Loans

After understanding the difference between a “real student loan” (e., a qualified education loan) and “a loan made to a stu…

Creditors know that not all student loans are non-dischargeable

Austin Smith, JD | 26 Apr 2017 | Student Loans

Recall that “real student loans (i.e., qualified education loans)” are loans that are made solely for qualified higher educ…

Insights: Manage Billing Inside Best Case

Best Case | 25 Apr 2017 | Spotlight

The new Client Overview section of Best Case Bankruptcy 26 allows users to track billing, fees and expenses all without lea…