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

Companies Settle with DoJ for SCRA Violations

Paying settlements for SCRA violations can cost you a bundle. It’s better to do your homework ahead of time and avoid the expensive headaches.

The SCRA deems soldiers on active duty exempt from lawsuits. Even recent retirees are covered.  Cases …

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Car Towing Service Faces Potential Penalties for SCRA Violation

When U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Alexzandria Kelly left on active duty to Africa last year, she expected her 1972 AMC Gremlin to be safe.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act offers civil protections to servicemembers, and one of those protections …

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Private Cause of Action Under SCRA

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), a federal statute, provides for certain protections for servicemembers.  These protections, discussed in detail in our blog, include

  • Reductions in interest rates on certain obligations
  • Requirements before entries of default judgments
  • Restrictions on
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Auto Lender to pay $3.28M for SCRA Illegal Debt Collection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to take action against companies engaging in unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices, has filed an administrative consent order against an auto lender that targeted servicemembers for illegal …

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Court Ruling: Military Affidavit For All Civil Proceedings

When do you need a military affidavit?

Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, all active-duty military members are afforded certain rights. One of those protections addresses court cases — specifically, what happens if a servicemember cannot appear in court to …

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Auto Lender to Pay Millions in Settlement Under SCRA Violation

One of the nation’s largest automobile lenders has agreed to pay a group of servicemembers close to $10million after illegally repossessing their vehicles.

The $9.35 million the Texas auto lender has agreed to comes after allegations the company illegally repossessed …

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