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


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 (3/6/19)
Press Release (3/28/18)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. California Auto Finance (C.D. Cal.)
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
  • Servicemember Civil Relief Act
  • SCRA
  • military
  • subprime auto lender
  • Orange County
  • repossess
  • automobile
  • car
  • court order
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated September 30, 2022