VA Hit With Massive Class Action

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two nonprofit veterans groups filed a class action Monday against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and several government officials for allegedly violating the constitutional and statutory rights of veterans by mishandling claims for health care and disability benefits.

In the first class action suit challenging the VA's policies, Washington, D.C.-based Veterans for Common Sense and Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Veterans United for Truth Inc. alleged that the "shameful failures" of the VA and other government institutions to care for wounded veterans had left hundreds of thousands...
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