ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION
Armed Forces Foundation
The founders of the Armed Forces Foundation pioneered the modern day application of this area of the law. They laid the groundwork for the United States Department of Justice to obtain the largest SCRA settlement in its history.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides critical consumer and other protections to the men and women serving our nation in the military, and to the Families of those Servicemembers. The enactment of the SCRA was recognition that those who are making great sacrifices to protect us mandate our full support at home. It is in this spirit of the law, and loyalty to those who are willing to lay down their lives for our freedom that the SCRA Foundation earns its daily breath.
To our Servicemembers and their Families:
Thank you for your service and for your sacrifices…….. ALWAYS!
The SCRA Foundation directly implements the necessary actions for the SCRA to be effective in its mission and purpose of helping our Servicemembers and their families in their role of defending our Nation.
HURLEY v DEUTSCHE BANK
Hurley v Deutsche Bank, et al., No. 08-cv-361, 2009 WL 701006 (W.D. Mich.) The landmark Servicemembers Civil Relief Act case. The first time in the history of our country that a jury was seated to hear a case brought by a soldier against a financial institution for violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The Founders of the SCRA Foundation and their team took the Hurley case to trial after over four years of litigation. As a result of the Hurley case, the SCRA was amended (Hurley Amendments) clearly stating that Servicemembers, and their dependents, can now bring suit to right civil wrongs against them: “Private Right of Action.”
WMU COOLEY JUDGE'S GUIDE
The 2015 Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a critical on-line and hardbound resource. The Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the SCRA serves to inform and educate (often for the first time) Servicemembers and their Families, judges, JAG Officers, attorneys, paralegals, media, anyone...on the purpose and application of the SCRA. The Revised Michigan’s Judge’s Guide to the SCRA is scheduled to be published and distributed to all Michigan federal, state and tribal judges FREE of charge, summer 2015. The costs of compiling, publishing, distributing and promoting the Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the SCRA are not covered by any taxpayer money, but from charitable donations. Please help support this most important resource for all Servicemembers and their Families impacted by violations of the SCRA, and donate today. Help us recognize the Military Consumer (Servicemembers) as equal in the eyes of civilian laws advocating consumer protection. Your donations are profoundly appreciated, and tax deductible. [IRS Code Section 170.]
Matt is co-founder of the SCRA Foundation which directly implements the necessary actions for the SCRA to be effective in its mission and purpose of helping our Servicemembers and their families in their role of defending our Nation.
Matt is founder of the Armed Forces Foundation which directly provides assistance to veterans.
VA Disability Law Center fights to ensure veterans and their dependents get the benefits they deserve from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
VA benefit claims must be handled in a specific way in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our VA Disability Attorneys have experience with veterans' benefits and can help you navigate this long and complicated process.
Matthew R. Cooper
AUTHOR AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY
Matt was nationally recognized for a case that he litigated for an Iraq War Veteran from Hartford, Michigan that protected the rights of all personnel serving in the United States Military. Matt effectuated amendments by Congress to the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, protecting the rights of men and women in the United States Armed Forces.