On September 27, 2017, the United States filed a complaint and executed a settlement agreement in United States v. Westlake Services, LLC (C.D. Cal.). The complaint alleges that from 2011 to 2016, Westlake and its subsidiary, Wilshire Commercial Capital, repossessed 70 vehicles owned by protected servicemembers without first obtaining court orders, in violation of Sections 3952 and 3953 of the SCRA. The settlement agreement requires that Westlake and Wilshire pay $700,000 in compensation to the servicemembers whose cars were illegally repossessed. Westlake and Wilshire also must repair the credit of all affected servicemembers, pay a $60,788 civil penalty and adopt new SCRA policies and procedures.
Case Open Date:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
United States v. Westlake Services, LLC (C.D. Cal.)
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated September 28, 2017