Court Cases

By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Soldier Wins Storage Lien Case Under SCRA Protection

In a recent case that provides a good example of the seriousness of the SCRA, a special forces soldier recently won a large settlement against a storage company that foreclosed on his property while he was deployed. The soldier, …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Landlord Jailed For Evicting Without Verifying Military Service

Large organizations and institutions generally know the importance of verifying military status before pursuing an action that could potentially violate the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, but many individuals who deal with servicemembers can be exposed to penalties for noncompliance with this law …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Court Orders Stay In Active Military Status Child Custody Case

Another ruling has come down in the case involving the child custody rights of a father with active military status. According to The Daily Telegram, The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 5 that no additional hearings are to …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Lenders Exploiting Holes In The SCRA To Trap Military Personnel

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act exists to protect military personnel, who are often among the most vulnerable to shady financial practices, from exploitation and unfair penalties resulting from their service. Under this law, lenders are required to perform an active …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Judge Rules Against Miami-Dade In SCRA Case

In a recent case that highlights the importance of following the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to the letter, a federal judge ruled against Miami-Dade County after officials demolished a house belonging to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jesus Jimenez. According …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Parents With Active Military Status May Get Extra Protection In Michigan

Following the recent public opinion surrounding a court case in which an active-duty military dad came close to losing custody of his daughter because of his deployment on a submarine, state politicians are looking at ways to give more security …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Judge Ignores Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

A Michigan judge made an error last month by issuing a warrant for servicemember Matthew Hindes’ arrest after he failed to appear in court for a custody hearing, according to Inquisitr. The error? Hindes failed to appear in court because …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Michigan Judge Defends Actions in Servicemember Custody Case

Judge Noe, the Michigan judge who issued a bench warrant for a sailor aboard a U.S. submarine who couldn’t show up for a custody case in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, changed her ruling and ordered a stay …

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