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United States v. City of El Paso, Texas, et al. (W.D. Tex.)

Overview

On May 7, 2024, the Division filed a proposed consent order with United Road Towing, Inc., one of the three Defendants in United States v. City of El Paso, Texas, et al. (W.D. Tex.).  The complaint, which was filed on February 2, 2023, alleges that the City of El Paso and its agents engaged in a pattern or practice of violating Section 3958 of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by auctioning off at least 176 vehicles owned by protected servicemembers without the required court orders. United Road Towing, Inc. d/b/a UR Vehicle Management Solutions and Rod Robertson Enterprises, Inc. are also named as defendants in the case.  The consent order, which still must be approved by the court, requires United Row Towing, Inc. to develop policies and procedures that comply with Section 3958; provide SCRA compliance training to key employees; deposit $57,935 into a Settlement Fund to compensate affected servicemembers; and pay a civil penalty of $24,980. Litigation is continuing against the City of El Paso and Rod Robertson Enterprises, Inc.


Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. City of El Paso, Texas, et al. (W.D. Tex.)
Topics
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
Tags
  • United Road Towing; URT; Vehicle Management Solutions; Rod Robertson Enterprises; RRE; Servicesmembers Civil Relief Act; SCRA; military service; motor vehicles; El Paso Police Department; EPPD
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated May 23, 2024