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DOJ Fights Veterans' Health Care Reform Suit

Law360 (September 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice claims the United States is immune from a purported class action lawsuit that alleges the government is mishandling health care and disability benefit claims for veterans.

The DOJ, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, filed a motion to dismiss the case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, asserting that the U.S. may not be sued without its consent under the doctrine of sovereign immunity. The DOJ also said the suit bypasses the...
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