School Debt Discharged in Bankruptcy
A former law student has won a discharge of nearly $340,000 in education debt because Asperger Syndrome rendered her unable to repay it. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gordon in Maryland on May 17 found that Carol Todd met the difficult burden of showing that she would suffer undue hardship if forced to repay her debt. He said that Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism, prevented her from getting a job and maintaining a minimal standard of living. Todd, who received her high school general equivalency diploma during the late 1980s, at the age of 39, began attending law school in 1992 but did not finish.
ASPERGER SYNDROME PROMPTS COURT TO FORGIVE LAW STUDENT DEBT
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