Category Archives: Settlement

Feds reach settlement with online lender on alleged military overcharges


An online lender has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the Military Lending Act, including paying up to $300,000 in refunds to service members and family members covered by the law. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 4 in federal court, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused LendUp […]

Settlement will ease process for Army veterans looking to upgrade less-than-honorable discharges


Tens of thousands of Army veterans with other-than-honorable dismissals will see an easier path to upgrading their discharge status under a new legal settlement announced Wednesday. The deal, the resolution of a class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut more than three years ago, requires Army officials to automatically review tens of […]

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


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


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. […]