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United States v. City of San Antonio (W.D. Tex.)


On September 3, 2020, the United States filed a complaint and a proposed consent order in United States v. City of San Antonio (W.D. Tex.). The complaint alleges that San Antonio engaged in a pattern or practice of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by auctioning, selling or otherwise disposing of vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without court orders. The consent order requires San Antonio to pay $29,000 to a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant and $18,000 to a United States Army Specialist and establish a $150,000 settlement fund to compensate other servicemembers whose SCRA rights may have been violated. San Antonio will also pay a civil penalty of $62,029.  The consent order has a term of eighteen months, requires the standard injunctive relief, including changes to policies and training, and provides for a total of $259,000 in monetary damages and civil penalties. The court entered the consent decree on September 17, 2020.

Press Release (9/3/20)


Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. City of San Antonio (W.D. Tex.)
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
  • 5:20-cv-010510; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; SCRA; auctioning; motor vehicles; military service; active duty
Updated August 19, 2022