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BURDENSOME – A decision by the chief bankruptcy judge of New York’s Southern District is throwing cold water on conventional wisdom that law student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, and it could influence how other judges determine whether borrowers face undue hardships. Karen Sloan reports that Judge Cecelia Morris’ decision to discharge the loan debt of a Cardozo law grad-turned-hiking guide says judges have made it more onerous on borrowers to wipe out student loan debt than the law intends.

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