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April 2, 1989 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Last spring, Joseph Pierz received 12 warnings in three months telling him in so many words that he was a deadbeat. Letters sent to the McDonnell Douglas senior safety engineer warned him that he was "seriously delinquent" in paying off his 7-year-old, $3,000 student loan, even though he was not. A loan collector even telephoned Pierz's aunt and uncle in New Jersey one Saturday morning asking where he could be found.
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June 21, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raquel Zezatti of Sylmar said she was promised a lucrative career in word processing if she enrolled in a nine-month course at National Technical School in Los Angeles. "They said I'd make a lot of money," she said. But Zezatti, a mother of four, discovered the school was poorly run and dropped out after less than two months because, she said, "I wasn't learning anything." She didn't quit, however, until after she had taken out more than $2,000 in student loans for tuition.
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November 21, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Education & Software, an Encino-based trade school operator, said Monday that it has stopped accepting new students for its National Technical Schools' home-study program and laid off 170 of the school's 196 workers. UES said it took the actions because banks are refusing to provide loans to new students at the school. The banks have stopped making the loans because National Technical Schools' program has come under severe state and federal criticism.
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June 18, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley legal services agency is offering a workshop this weekend to teach former trade school students whose school filed for bankruptcy how to apply for refunds to repay student loans. United Education and Software, which formerly had offices in Encino and operated Pacific Coast Technical Institute in Van Nuys and National Technical School in Los Angeles among other institutions, filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection in December, 1989. But the firm set aside $6.
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June 11, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A consumer-protection complaint against United Education and Software, a trade-school operator, has been settled, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. The agreement provides $6.5 million in credit for students who are owed refunds by the Encino-based company. United Education operates Pacific Coast colleges in Santa Ana, Encino and Chula Vista, and Sawyer College of Business in San Diego. Its main subsidiary is operating under bankruptcy court protection.
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June 11, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A consumer-protection complaint against United Education and Software, a trade-school operator, has been settled, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. The agreement provides $6.5 million in credit for students who are owed refunds by the Encino-based company. United Education operates Pacific Coast colleges in Santa Ana, Encino and Chula Vista, and Sawyer College of Business in San Diego. Its main subsidiary is operating under bankruptcy court protection.
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July 23, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two relatives of past executives at troubled United Education & Software Inc. have agreed to settle insider trading cases recently filed against them by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bettyann Lin, the wife of former United Education chairman Jack Lin, and Mark D. Cohen, the son of United Education's former president, Aaron Cohen, did not admit or deny the allegations, but both agreed to permanent injunctions barring them from future violations of insider-trading laws.
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December 6, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Education & Software, the troubled Encino-based trade school operator that has been under fire from federal and state agencies, said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the federal bankruptcy court in Los Angeles. Aaron Cohen, United Education's president and chief executive, blamed the company's need to seek bankruptcy protection in part on the California Student Aid Commission, the state agency that administers the federal student loan guarantee program.
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November 21, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Education & Software, an Encino-based trade school operator, said Monday that it has stopped accepting new students for its National Technical Schools' home-study program and laid off 170 of the school's 196 workers. UES said it took the actions because banks are refusing to provide loans to new students at the school. The banks have stopped making the loans because National Technical Schools' program has come under severe state and federal criticism.
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November 10, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp has slapped United Education & Software with a $24-million lawsuit that says one of the institutions run by the Encino-based trade school operator misled its students and provided shoddy education. The consumer protection action, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks $22 million in restitution, a $2-million fine and an injunction against National Technical Schools, a Los Angeles computer mail-order school run by United Education & Software.
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