Thursday, April 22, 2010
HOUSE PANEL CONSIDERS BILL TO DISCHARGE PRIVATE STUDENT LOANS IN BANKRUPTCY
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law today weighed a bill to amend the Bankruptcy Code to allow private student loans to be discharged. Witnesses at the hearing today on H.R. 5043, the "Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2010," included Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center, John A. Hupalo of the investment firm Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc., consumer Valisha Cooks and Adrian M. Lapas representing the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. This proposed change in the law, if enacted by Congress, would make the private student loans that my clients obtained from Student Loan Xpress and KeyBank to attend SSH dischargeable in bankruptcy.