Topic: Consumer Protection

FOIA to Education Seeking Records Related to Borrower Defense Claims

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking records sufficient of a claims management tool for borrower defense claims, including funds allocated or spent on such a tool, proposals for the tool, and processes for development or roll-out.

FOIA to Education Seeking Borrower Defense Review Panel Communications

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking Borrower Defense Review Panel communications.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with Outside Groups Regarding the Borrower Defense Rule

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications with outside groups regarding the Borrower Defense Rule.

FOIA to Education Seeking Congressional Communications Regarding Borrower Defense Rule

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking congressional communications regarding the borrower defense rule.

FOIA to Education Regarding Borrower Defense Loan Repayment

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking records of borrower defense loan repayment from a series of colleges.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Deputy Secretary Shanahan’s Communications Regarding Boeing’s Air Force One Contract

November 20, 2018
FOIA to DOD seeking Deputy Secretary Shanahan's communications regarding Boeing's Air Force One contract and the creation of the so-called "Space Force."

No Records Response from USDA FSIS Regarding communications with Mindy Brashears

November 20, 2018
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that it had no records of communications with Mindy Brashears. American Oversight asked for communications between political appointees and Brashears prior to her joining the agency.

CFPB Withheld Records Response Regarding Navient Communications

November 15, 2018
Response from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stating that the bureau is withholding record responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for documents including communications with student loan servicer Navient. CFPB cites FOIA exemption 7(A) and contends that the any responsive records would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

No Records Response from ED Offices regarding Borrower Defense

November 13, 2018
The Department of Education stated that the Office of the Deputy Secretary and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education had no records of calendar entries for meetings related to the borrower defense rule.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Education – Borrower Defense Rule

November 9, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on the agency’s decision to cut back on debt relief for defrauded student borrowers.