Category: Court Cases

Court cases relevant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

How Does the SCRA Help Child Abuse Victims?

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act usually protects servicemembers. But in some cases, the SCRA helps child abuse victims find justice.

One of the lesser-known parts of the SCRA is that it puts a hold on the statute of limitations in …

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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 …

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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 …

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SCRA Case Underscores Importance of Adherence to Law

Regardless of the circumstances, everyone must follow the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to the letter. Failing to do so can lead to legal trouble, as demonstrated by a heartbreaking Florida SCRA case.

A federal judge ruled against Miami-Dade County after …

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Is it an SCRA Violation to Attempt to Collect Fees on an Aborted Foreclosure?

As a lender, you may know that it is an SCRA violation to initiate foreclosure proceedings or charge late fees to servicemembers on active duty without first getting a court order.

But what if they aren’t on active duty anymore?…

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Firm Fined $1.49M for Unlawful Attempted Evictions of Servicemembers

A Virginia real estate management company reached a $1.49 million settlement with the Department of Justice over unlawful attempted evictions of servicemembers.

The DOJ clamped down on the company when it learned the company had violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief …

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