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United States v. Levenson (D. Mass.)


On January 30, 2020, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Levenson (D. Mass.). The complaint, which was filed on January 29, 2020, alleged that a landlord in Brookline, Massachusetts refused to return an overpayment of rent and delayed the return of a servicemember’s security after he properly terminated his lease under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).  Under the consent order Defendant must pay $3,000 in damages to the servicemember and his wife, pay a civil penalty of $500 to the United States, report to the United States on SCRA compliance, and refrain from engaging in future SCRA violations.

Press Release USAO (1/29/20)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Levenson (D. Mass.)
Servicemembers Initiative
Civil Rights
  • department of justice
  • doj
  • United States Attorneys Office for the District of Massachusetts
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • SCRA
  • military
  • United States Army
  • orders
  • overpayments
  • residential lease
  • active duty
  • refund
  • 1:20-cv-10172-dpw;
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated August 30, 2022