Navy Veterans Get Class Cert. In Discharge Upgrade Dispute

Law360 (November 16, 2018, 7:58 PM EST) -- A Connecticut federal judge on Thursday certified a class of Navy and Marine Corps veterans who claim they were wrongly denied upgrades to honorable discharges despite service-related post-traumatic stress disorder, finding they had shown class members would be best served by pursuing a common solution.

Veteran Tyson Manker and veterans assistance nonprofit the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress have shown that their proposed class of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans denied upgrades from less-than-honorable discharges despite mitigating mental health issues were all looking for a similar solution to the same allegedly unfair Navy adjudication process, U.S. District Judge Charles S....

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