A class action lawsuit filed in California Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Education is “intentionally” not processing debt relief claims by students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

“They don’t have any timetable to resolve these claims and it’s pretty clear that they don’t have any intention to,” said Eileen Connor, legal director for the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School, which brought the suit with the California-based legal service organization Housing and Economic Rights Advocates.

The suit names seven plaintiffs, including two from Massachusetts, who filed for debt relief under the so-called “borrower defense” rule. It allows borrowers to request federal loan forgiveness if their school was found to be

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