A lawsuit alleging that some student loan debtors who have declared bankruptcy do not have to pay back some of their loans—and may have refunds coming to them

Case Overview

If you have received an email regarding the class action captioned In re: Evan Brian Crocker and Michael Shahbazi v. Navient Solutions, LLC and Navient Credit Finance Corporation, then you have been identified in a court proceeding as possibly being eligible to join a class action lawsuit regarding repayment of your student loans. This Notice was sent for the sole purpose of notifying those persons who may be entitled to participate in this case, of an Agreed Order entered by the Court suspending collection communications from Navient Solutions, LLC and Navient Credit Finance Corporation to certain educational loan borrowers. The Court has not yet ruled on the merits of claims or defenses asserted by any party to the case. There is no assurance at this time that any relief will be granted, nor if granted, the nature and amount of relief.

Even if you have not received an email regarding this lawsuit, but you have declared bankruptcy since October 2005 and you had, at the time of your bankruptcy, student loans owned and/or serviced by Navient Solutions and/or Navient Credit Finance Corporation, then you may be eligible to join this lawsuit.

This lawsuit—In re: Evan Brian Crocker and Michael Shahbazi v. Navient Solutions, LLC and Navient Credit Finance Corporation—alleges that, under the law, certain loans made or serviced by Navient should have been “discharged,” or erased, in bankruptcy proceedings taking place since October 2005.

The loans in question are known as “non-qualified education loans.” They include:

  • Private educational loans made to students attending non-Title IV accredited schools; and
  • Private loans that were not made for “qualified educational expenses,” meaning that the funds were not used for a traditional four-year college. These loans include career training loans and loans made to students for some post-graduate programs.

If you’d like to search for a specific school, or verify whether a school is Title IV, you can do that here.

This lawsuit alleges that debtors with non-qualified education loans who have declared bankruptcy since October 2005 are not responsible to repay those loans to Navient.

This lawsuit further alleges that debtors who have already repaid debts to Navient may be entitled to a refund of all or some of those payments.

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