In 2019 bankruptcy courts around the United States grappled with the question of what circumstances must exist to discharge student loan debt? Most courts utilize the three-factor Brunner Test to answer this question and determine eligibility. In a CLE-accredited webinar, Steve Werth and Maggie Bordeaux will explore the contours of recent 2019 court decisions and patterns that will allow, or prevent, loan dischargeability.
Werth and Bordeaux discussed:
– Recent cases in which student loan debt has and has not been discharged.
– The Brunner test used by bankruptcy courts to discharge such debt.
– Recurring issues that may be dispositive in either direction.
“Putting the Brunner to the Test: How Bankruptcy Courts Decide Undue Hardship in Student Loan Debt Cases” is available here.