United States v. Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. (W.D. Wash.)
On September 26, 2018, the United States entered into a settlement agreement resolving the allegations in United States v. Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. (W.D. Wash.). The complaint, which was filed on November 9, 2017, and amended on January 8, 2018, alleged that a company that provided foreclosure services to mortgage lenders in the Western United States violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by foreclosing on 28 homes owned by protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders. The settlement agreement requires Northwest Trustee, which has gone out of business and is in state receivership proceedings, to pay up to $750,000 to the aggrieved servicemembers.