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Our SSH Clients By Lender

3 major lenders made “student loans” to the students that attended SSH: KeyBank, Student Loan Xpress, and Citbank. Most of our 1372 paid SSH clients obtained their loan from Student Loan Express. Here is the breakdown of where our SSH students obtained their loans from: Student Loan Xpress 1,113. KeyBank 150. Citibank 72. The remaining […]

Tucson Weekly Story About Silver State Helicopters Bankruptcy

PUBLISHED ON JULY 3, 2008: Permanently Grounded A helicopter school took student money and suddenly went bankrupt By AUBIN TYLER Silver State Helicopters school filed for bankruptcy, leaving students in shock and on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. At least a year before the Silver State Helicopters school filed […]

Proof of Claim Bar Date in the SSH Bankruptcy Case is July 21, 2008

The Bar Date in the Silver State Helicopters Bankruptcy Case, also known as the last day to file a proof of claim, is July 21, 2008. This Bar Date has been extended twice by the Bankruptcy Court. The original bar date was in June, and the first extended bar date was July 7, 2008. No […]

Citibank Deferment Request Letter

Many of our SSH clients with loans from Citibank have received a letter regarding a deferment request. The first paragraph of the letter states, “At this time we are in the process of updating our records to ensure that we have current enrollment information for our customers. We would appreciate it if you would assist […]

AES/Student Loan Xpress Suspends Interest Accrual and Payments on SSH Student Loans

Many of our SSH clients with loans from Student Loan Xpress that are serviced by AES have received letters from AES regarding the suspension of interest accrual and payments on their SSH Student Loans. The letters are dated or or about May 27, 2008 and state in pertinent part, “Dear Customer: As you may know, […]

More Publicity For Our Cause

The following is a transcript of a story that aired on the local ABC television station on Friday, June 13, 2008 on the 5:00 pm news. It appears on the abc7.com website under the Title “Consumer NewsSchools close, but students still pay.”By Ric RomeroLOS ANGELES (KABC) — Trade schools and vocational schools provide a wonderful […]

Proofs of Claim

The deadline to file a proof of claim in the Silver State Helicopters Bankruptcy Case is July 7, 2008. If you are one of our SSH clients, we handle this for you. We have already filed hundreds of proofs of claim for our clients, and we anticipate having all remaining proofs of claim for our […]

Helping the FBI With Its Criminal Investigation of SSH

Many of our clients have received a letter and a questionnaire from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The letter is from Maureen Seitz, Victim Specialist at the Las Vegas Branch of the FBI and references the FBI’s Case Number 318E-LV040690. The letter states in pertinent part, “Your name was referred to the FBI’s Victim […]

Notice of Appearance Filed Today

Today we filed a Notice of Appearance and Request for Service of Notices and Pleadings with the Bankruptcy Court in the SSH case. Attached to our Notice was a complete list of all clients that we represent in this case. We check the docket in the SSH case several times a week to keep on […]

Running, Racing, Riding, and Raising Funds for Charity

Working on the SSH case has already required strength and endurance to go along with our determination and intelligence. Much more will be required. In April and May, my Associate Attorneys and I continued the athletic efforts that bring us balance, happiness, health and fitness. On April 5, 2008, Senior Associate Attorney Georgeann Nicol ran […]


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