No. 1:13cv1531 (JCC/TRJ).

53 F.Supp.3d 857 (2014)

Lee PELE, Plaintiff, v. PENNSYLVANIA HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AGENCY, d/b/a American Education Services, Defendant.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division.

Signed October 7, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alexander Hugo Blankingship, III , Thomas Bryan Christiano , Blankingship & Christiano PC, Reston, VA, for Plaintiff.

Jill Marie Degraffenreid , Erin Pence Thompson , Hunton & Williams, McLean, VA, William Edward Potts, Jr. , Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendant.


The Court must decide whether the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency ("Defendant" or "PHEAA") is an "arm of the state" of Pennsylvania, such that it would enjoy immunity from suit under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution. Now before the Court is PHEAA's Motion...

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