United States v. COPOCO Community Credit Union (E.D. Mich.)

Overview: 

On July 6, 2017, the United States entered into a settlement agreement resolving United States v. COPOCO Community Credit Union (E.D. Mich.). The complaint, which was filed on July 26, 2016, alleged that the credit union violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by repossessing protected servicemembers’ motor vehicles without obtaining the necessary court orders. On January 5, 2017, the court denied COPOCO's motion to dismiss. The settlement agreement requires COPOCO to provide $10,000 in compensation to each of three servicemembers whose motor vehicles COPOCO unlawfully repossessed and $7,500 to one servicemember who faced an unlawful repossession but had his vehicle returned. The settlement agreement also requires COPOCO to implement SCRA policies to be approved by the United States, report to the United States on SCRA compliance, and pay a civil penalty of $5,000.

Press Release (7/26/16)

Press Release (7/6/17)

Case Open Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. COPOCO Community Credit Union (E.D. Mich.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
SCRA
Department of Defense
military service
servicemember
military status
motor vehicle
car
repossession
court order
violation
post a bond
4265 East Wilder Road
Bay City
1:16-cv-12756-Tll-PTM
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated July 6, 2017