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Amicus Brief: Mark G. DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart University, Inc.

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Amicus Brief: Mark G. DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart University, Inc.

July 20, 2017

​Amicus brief sent by ACE on behalf of 19 other higher education associations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of Sacred Heart University (CT) in the bankruptcy tuition “claw back” case, Mark G. DeGiacomo v. Sacred Heart University, Inc. This is the first federal appeals court review of whether a bankruptcy trustee—charged to locate and collect an insolvent party’s assets—should be able to force an institution that has received payments from a parent for a child’s education to give that money back to the insolvent parent’s bankruptcy trustee. 

Along with ACE, associations signing the brief include:

  • APPA
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of NEASC
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • University Risk Management and Insurance Association
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission
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