United States v. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (S.D.N.Y.)

Overview: 


United States v. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (S.D.N.Y.)

On November 2, 2018, the United States filed a complaint and entered into a settlement agreement resolving United States v. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (S.D.N.Y.). The complaint alleged that the credit union violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by repossessing protected servicemembers’ motor vehicles without obtaining the necessary court orders. The settlement agreement requires Hudson Valley to provide $10,000 in compensation to each of six servicemembers whose motor vehicles COPOCO unlawfully repossessed and $5,000 to one servicemember who faced an unlawful repossession but had his vehicle returned within 24 hours. The settlement agreement also requires Hudson Valley to provide SCRA training to its employees, report to the United States on any SCRA complaints received, and pay a civil penalty of $30,000.

press release (11/2/18)

Case Open Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Case Name: 
United States v. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (S.D.N.Y.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Servicemembers Initiative
Tags: 
7:18-cv-10195-ndr
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
SCRA
repossession
Poughkeepsie County
Dutchess County
Orange County
Ulster County
Putnam County
vehicle
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - New York, Southern
Updated November 7, 2018