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Pro Bono Attorney Represents Air Force Member At Trial And Fights $10,000 Claim

June 25, 2015

An Air Force servicemember borrowed money from a relative and later repaid the loan. However, his relative filed suit against the servicemember for $10,000 plus attorney’s fees while he was deployed, so he was unable to provide documentation about his repayment to the court. The servicemember needed legal assistance to recover funds that were being garnished from his bank account due to a default order granted during his deployment. The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connected the servicemember with a pro bono attorney who represented the servicemember and his wife at trial. The court entered judgment against the servicemember for only approximately $500 without assessing fees and in favor of his wife, while awarding her costs against the Plaintiff.

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