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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

DOJ Sues Auto Lender, Alleging SCRA Violations

Another finance company has become the Department of Justice’s latest target, accused of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. DOJ sues auto lender should prompt attention – do your military verification before you take action. The SCRA, a federal law, …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Mortgage Obligations Incurred During Military Service Not Subject to SCRA Protection

Sibert v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 863 F.3rd 331 (4th Cir. July 17, 2017); Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. §3953(a) Mortgage Obligations Incurred During Military Service Are Not Subject to SCRA Protection The 4th Circuit held that …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

DOJ Increases Vigilance Over SCRA Violations

Violators of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act beware: The Department of Justice, ever a formidable foe, has begun relentlessly increasing its vigilance over SCRA violations, filing lawsuits from coast to coast that cost millions to settle. Targets include banks, moneylenders, …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Divorce Rules Under SCRA – Avoid Fines

Divorce cases are almost always difficult, and those involving military personnel can add another layer of complications. Plaintiffs must pay attention to particular divorce rules under SCRA so as to avoid fines, penalties and even possible imprisonment. The Servicemembers Civil …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Student Loan Interest Rate Compliance

Student financial aid offices across the U.S. need to be vigilant about their SCRA student loan interest rate compliance in accordance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Student loans have been in the news more than ever during this last …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA DMDC Search Certificates Now List More Information

SCRA DMDC search certificates now include the last four digits of the servicemember’s Social Security number and his or her month and year of birth. The change took place on Dec. 20, 2016, according to the Department of Defense. The …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Rules on Eviction

If you rent to active-duty military personnel, you need to know the SCRA rules on eviction. Whether it was ignorance of the law or an attempt to flout it, a real estate development and management company recently ended up with …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Wells Fargo Fined for Disregarding SCRA Rules

Wells Fargo is in trouble again, and this time it’s for SCRA violations. This big bank has seen its share of scandals lately, from the discovery that employees were directed to open fraudulent accounts in customers’ names to reportedly taking …

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