United States v. California Auto Finance (C.D. Cal.)

Overview: 

On March 6, 2019, the Division, together with the United States Attorney’s Office, filed a proposed consent decree in United States v. California Auto Finance (C.D. Cal.).  The complaint, filed on March 28, 2018, alleged that Defendant California Auto Finance, a subprime auto lender in Orange County, CA, violated the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing protected servicemembers’ motor vehicles without obtaining the necessary court orders.  On June 14, 2018, the complaint was amended to include a related entity called 3rd Generation, Inc. as a defendant.  The consent order requires that the defendants adopt new repossession policies, pay one servicemember $30,000, and pay a $50,000 civil penalty to the United States.

press release (3/28/18)

press release (3/6/19)

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Case Name: 
United States v. California Auto Finance (C.D. Cal.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Servicemembers Initiative
Tags: 
Servicemember Civil Relief Act
SCRA
military
subprime auto lender
Orange County
repossess
automobile
car
court order
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - California, Central
Updated March 13, 2019