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$136,000 settlement reached for troops charged illegal lease termination fees

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On Monday, the Justice Department announced it had obtained a nearly $136,000 settlement from Texas company Western Rim Investors, which charged illegal apartment lease termination fees to 41 service members and illegally denied early lease termination to four others. From December 2011 to March, 2020, the company owned two apartment complexes — the Estates at […]

DOJ: Settlement reached for Marine sergeant whose vehicle was illegally auctioned

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More than two years after her car was towed and illegally auctioned off while she was deployed to Okinawa, Marine veteran Jennifer Wilbur can now shop for a new one thanks to a $17,500 settlement obtained through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The Justice Department announced Tuesday in a press release that Tampa, Fla. […]