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    Discharge Student Loan Debt—-Stop Garnishment of Wages

    If you attended a trade/ technical school or “For Profit” school and have outstanding Federal student loan debt, SLG may be able to help assist you in discharging those debts and stopping the garnishment of your wages. SLG has been battling “For Profit” schools for many years. SLG was involved in the Government action that shut down Marinello School of Beauty. Many of these Trade or “For Profit” schools entice students to enroll with false promises of job placement, graduation rates, high employment rates and good paying jobs after graduation. These schools utilize the Federal Student Loan System and assist [...]

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    $11 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT AGAINST MARINELLO SCHOOL OF BEAUTY.

    NEWS RELEASE August 15, 2016 COTCHETT, PITRE & McCARTHY, LLP SKAPIK LAW GROUP $11 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT AGAINST BEAUTY SCHOOL CHAIN Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP and Skapik Law Group today announced the $11 million settlement of a case against Marinello Schools of Beauty. The case is a “false claims” action filed in 2013 on behalf of the United States by six whistleblowers, former employees of Marinello. Based on overlapping allegations, on February 1st of this year, the United States Department of Education denied Marinello’s application to requalify its campuses to receive federal student loan funds, forcing Marinello [...]

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    West Coast University-Nursing Lawsuit Update

    Skapik Law Group has been litigating this class action matter for over 2 years. The matter is currently in arbitration as the Superior and Appellate Courts have determined that the arbitration clause in the Enrollment Agreement (EA) or Retail Installment Contract (RIC) requires this case to be litigated in Arbitration instead of in a court of law with a judge and jury. The arbitration clause is buried in the language in the EA and the RIC. The lawsuit alleges that the school misrepresented passage rates, employment rates, graduation rates and other aspects of the school’s education to prospective and enrolled [...]