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"The Law Does Not Require a Party to Engage in Futile Acts: Student Loans, Bankruptcy and a Compassionate Federal Court


by Richard Fossey & Robert C. Cloud November 22, 2013

In re Roth, decided by the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is an important decision that took a compassionate approach toward an insolvent college-loan debtor who filed for bankruptcy late in life without any real prospect of ever paying off her student loans.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 22, 2013
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17331, Date Accessed: 12/20/2014 10:03:56 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is the Paul Burdin Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Robert Cloud
    Baylor University
    ROBERT C. CLOUD is a professor of higher education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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