LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing the U.S. education secretary, alleging violation of civil rights and violation of federal law.
Sarah Dieffenbacher of Riverside, California, filed a complaint Feb. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos alleging she denied plaintiff's objections regarding the the student loan Dieffenbacher borrowed from Everest College.
According to the complaint, Dieffenbacher was damaged from having her objection denied. The plaintiff alleges DeVos authorized the administrative wage garnishment without giving Dieffenbacher the hearing she requested to consider the evidence she presented.
Dieffenbacher seeks to find DeVos violated the Administrative Procedure Act, order the defendant to provide a hearing, costs of court, attorney fees and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Deanne B. Loonin and Eileen M. Connor of Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in Jamaica Plan, Massachusetts.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 5:17-cv-00342-VAP-KK