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OCC To Focus On SCRA Compliance

Aug 25 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General, News

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has indicated that it intends to place an increased focus on compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act in its examinations of national banks. This follows a growing trend of regulatory bodies …

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What Student Loan Officers Need to Know about Students’ Rights Under The SCRA

Aug 25 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

Students with active military status have more financial protections than ordinary citizens under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. These protections are designed to keep members of the armed forces from finding themselves in a position of undue duress at a …

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Cell Phone Contracts And The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Aug 22 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

Revised just a few years ago, the SCRA provides protections for active duty servicemembers, their families and dependents in certain civil situations. Failure to comply with this law can result in serious penalties and fines. Some of these protections apply …

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Proposed Indiana SCRA Would Expand Military Members’ Protections

Aug 21 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Legislative Documents

A number of Indiana lawmakers, including Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, came together Aug. 19 to discuss a proposal that would expand protections for servicemembers with active military status.

In its current form, the Indiana Servicemembers Civil Relief Act …

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Active Military Status Sailor Files Appeal In Custody Case

Aug 20 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases

The American public has been following a Lenawee custody case after the judge in the case made a controversial decision that appeared to violate the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The public and political backlash currently being faced by the judge is …

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USA Discounters Pays A Hefty Fine For Violating The SCRA

Aug 20 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

Credit and retail company USA Discounters has been ordered to provide a refund to servicemembers it allegedly tricked into paying fees for benefits already available to them under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau announced Aug. …

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Active Military Status Soldier Cleared To Withdraw From DB Plan

Aug 20 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases, Legislative Documents

A servicemember with active military status has been cleared to withdraw from a Defined Benefits Plan under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

In an Aug. 6 report to Federal Court, Settlement Fund Trustee Joyce Tang said that she and the …

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Senators Urge Reforms To Protect Those With US Military Status

Aug 13 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General, News

A number of U.S. Senators have written letters to the heads of various departments and regulatory bodies urgings reforms that will protect those with US military status.

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote letters to Federal Trade Commission …

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