Sailors' Class Action Challenge To Navy Layoffs Sunk

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims threw out a putative class action Thursday brought by hundreds of former U.S. Navy service members allegedly discharged without a required hearing, ruling that the court couldn't intrude on the Navy's power to manage its workforce. 

Judge Lynn J. Bush issued a 30-page opinion that granted the federal government's motion to dismiss the case, in which about 300 plaintiffs took issue with their discharges from the Navy that occurred on or before Sept. 1. Unlike most wrongful discharge suits the...
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