Asperger Syndrome prompts court to forgive former law student's debt

, The National Law Journal


A former law student has won a bid in bankruptcy court to discharge nearly $340,000 in education debt because her diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome rendered her unable to repay the loans.

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  • Liu Pei

    It is ridicious to force a woman who nearly can not support herself to repay such a great amount of loan. The court and her lawyer did the right thing.

  • L. Wright

    But does this means schools and lenders are going to think twice before admitting or lending to individuals with disabilities and/or "someone of more advanced years"? Be careful what you ask for.

  • Sue C

    and shame on those lenders to ever allow someone, particularly someone of more advanced years (= limited number of working years remaining) to amass that much student debt. Even with a good job how would she ever have paid it all back before retiring or dying.

  • Bonnie Russell

    Good for the attorney for both taking the case/cause and finding a welcome relief for the woman.

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