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United States v. ASAP Towing & Storage Company (M.D. Fla.)


On October 15, 2020, the court entered a consent order resolving United States v. ASAP Towing & Storage Company (M.D. Fla.).  The complaint, filed on September 10, 2020, alleged that ASAP engaged in a pattern or practice of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by auctioning, selling or otherwise disposing of 33 vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without court orders. The consent order requires ASAP to pay $99,500 to the servicemembers and $20,000 as a civil penalty.  The consent order has a term of five years and requires ASAP to use Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) to search publicly available databases to check for military status before auctioning off vehicles.

Press Release (9/10/20)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. ASAP Towing & Storage Company (M.D. Fla.)
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
  • 3:20-cv-01017; SCRA
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • national defense
  • military service
  • lien
  • residential apartment
  • complex; deployment
  • PT Cruiser; Goose Creek Naval Nuclear Power Training Command
  • Naval installation
Updated August 19, 2022