SCRA Paper Exposes Underused Benefits
A couple of months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a research paper revealing that plenty of Active Duty servicemembers entitled to reduced interest rates under the SCRA were not receiving the benefit from their creditors. The report …View more
Towing and Repossession Companies – The Justice Department will come if you take shortcuts!
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on March 3, 2023 against a towing operator, alleging that it auctioned off cars without doing adequate verifications under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) or filed “rubber-stamped” SCRA Affidavits while ignoring obvious …View more
Changes and Updates to the SCRA from Bill H.R. 7939
To bring in the year of 2023, the President signed many Bills into effect on January 5th. One of these Bills being H.R. 7939, more commonly known as the “Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act of 2022”. This Bill partially …View more
How Does the SCRA Help Child Abuse Victims?
Is Verifying Military Service Required for Landlords?
Large organizations and institutions often know about verifying military service before pursuing court actions against clients. But many individuals who deal with servicemembers can face penalties for noncompliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as well. Landlords, in particular, need …View more
Hole in SCRA Allows Lender to Prey on Servicemembers
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act exists to protect military personnel, who are often among the most vulnerable to questionable financial practices. This law requires lenders to perform an active duty military search before attempting to pursue collection strategies that go …View more