Class Action Lawsuit

ATTN: Veterans, Families of, Friends of, Caring Others

Originally posted Sat, 06/28/2008 - 07:42, bumping as this contains an important message and request for veterans. Even if you are not a veteran but know one that could help and benefit from this, pass it along - standingup

The beginning of this is an attempt to bring you up to speed on what has been going on this past year leading up to the purpose of this post, a New Investigation on Veterans Care, and the request for those listed in the subject title to get involved with, especially the Veterans having their troubles with the VA and their Care.

Back in July of 2007 the Law Firm of Morrison & Foerster, with help from the legal staff at Disability Rights Advocates, filed a Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans United for Truth against the Veterans Administration of these United States. A lawsuit, I might add, that shouldn't have found a need for!

You can find out more, for those who haven't followed this, at the DRA website here: Nationwide Class Action Against the VA or at the Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans United for Truth sites.

Back in January, of this year, Melissa, a lawyer with DRA Legal posted a Real Good News diary on the progress of the lawsuit to that point.

Very recently what some may see as a setback, this Vet. thought this was coming, the Judge in the case made a ruling. I posted a ShoutOut for Action to the citizens of this Country, who the Military Serve, on this setback, but not Defeat! The Soldiers and Veterans Need the Total Involvement of the Citizens of this Country they Serve, They Always Have, but there also is Always Not Enough Sacrifice from same and definantly not the numbers needed to give back what should Not Needed To Be Fought For, the Support and Gratitude of this Nation for those who Sacrifice, up to their Lives, to Serve and Protect!

Here is a News Report on the recent ruling by the Judge:

Veterans Have Big Win in Federal Court

Originally posted 2008-01-12 06:49:34 -0600. - standingup

I'm taking the liberty to crosspost an Important Diary, from yesterdays DKOS, with permission from Melissa Kasnitz, who replied to me to pass on the News Release. What better than just the News Release but her whole Post, links and all, also added a few more at bottom.

Melissa Posted This Yesterday Over At DKOS, it quickly moved off the list even before I caught it when I got home from work. it's now been Rescued, if you have a KOS account Visit Link and Rate It, as well as the comments, Up today, 1-12-08, so that it gets the readers it should, and is brought back from obscurity to the Rec List, and Visit the Embedded Links to find out More!

On Thursday, a federal court ruled that a lawsuit regarding VA’s failure to provide appropriate health care and benefits to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can go forward. The case claims that the VA benefit system is unconstitutional because of extreme delays in determining whether veterans are entitled to support. The case also argues that VA fails to provide health care to veterans, even those that are suicidal. The plaintiffs are two veterans groups, Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans United for Truth. The lawyers representing the plaintiffs are Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit lawfirm in Berkeley, California, and Morrison & Foerster, a large private lawfirm headquartered in San Francisco.