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May 25, 2012

Federal lawsuits for student loan recovery far less common in West Michigan than elsewhere in state
By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- If you’ve defaulted on your student loans, you’re far less likely to wind up in front of a judge if you live in West Michigan as opposed to the east side of the state. Data collected by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, show a sharp difference in the number of lawsuits filed for student loan recovery in Michigan’s two U.S. District Courts – the western and eastern districts. Between 2007 and 2012, 85 lawsuits were filed in the western district, according to TRAC. By comparison, there were a whopping 2,784 lawsuits filed to collect student debt during the same period in the eastern district, TRAC data shows.

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