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Discussion in 'Consumer Fraud & Scams' started by Foggy-Notion, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Foggy-Notion

    Foggy-Notion Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello.
    I hope this is in the right catagory.

    I was enrolled in the Oprah House School of Casino Dealing, in Las Vegas NV some 30 years ago, and their dormatory turned out to be a motel they owned, which was still open to the public at the same time and full of crack dealers.

    We were beat up and mugged and I was threatened again by the school staff itself for complaining and basically ran out of town leaving in fear.

    It was owned by billionaire Steve Wind, whom I feared was possibly mob connected, the way the staff threatened me.

    Soon after the other students filed a successful class action law suit against the school, but I was already out of state and heard about it later.

    Nieve, I thought the school was shut down and had to give the student loans back.

    Now 30 years later, suddenly I learn my wages are being garnished, for $600 a month. Why did they wait so long, until so much interest accumulated?

    And can I use the fact that the school was corrupt, found guilty, and benefitted no students, to reduce or nulify this nightmare loan?

    And yes, the loan was federal.
    but I assume it was also federal who
    gave the school it's business license.
    All student complaints and law suit
    are on file somewhere.

    Please help.
    Thanks
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    As a member of the class you would have had to file your claim for any settlement money within a limited amount of time. I'm guessing that the time was up a long time ago.

    Anybody's guess. Maybe they couldn't find you. Maybe they wanted a large payday.

    No, not a bit. You borrowed the money. You spent it. You owe it. It's like taking a cash advance from your credit card and being robbed by a prostitute. That you were a victim doesn't change the fact that you still owe the credit card company.

    Seriously? A federal license for a casino dealing school? I don't think so. Besides, it would be irrelevant.

    I don't think federally guaranteed student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy but it would be worth your time to consult a bankruptcy lawyer and find out.
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    I could find no evidence that any school by that name exists or ever existed.

    Being garnished by whom?

    Are you assuming that we have information about your situation beyond what you put in your post?

    You saying it "was corrupt" is legally meaningless. You claim that the school was "found guilty," but you didn't say what it was "found guilty" of doing or who made that finding. Your assertion that the school "benefitted no students" is irrelevant (even if true). If someone is garnishing your wages, that means someone got a judgment against you, and that wouldn't be possible without you being sued, and your post is completely silent about the lawsuit that led to the judgment that is the basis of the garnishment. The starting point for dealing with this is the court file relating to that lawsuit.

    And I'm sure that the school was not the lender, which means your complaints about the school have nothing to do with your obligation to the lender.

    Bad assumption. Business licenses are typically given on a local level.
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    That's because it was the Opera House Casino which closed in 2014 and has since been demolished:

    Opera House Casino - Wikipedia

    I didn't think Oprah was running a school for casino dealers. LOL.
     
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