In Chae v. SLM Corporation, No. 08-56154 (9th Cir. January 25, 2010), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the federal Higher Education Act (the "HEA") preempts student borrowers’ ("Plaintiffs") claims that Sallie Mae, Inc.’s ("Sallie Mae") interest rates, late fees, and payment schedules violate California law.… Continue Reading