Vet Groups Sue VA Seeking Water Contamination Benefit Docs

Law360, New York (April 28, 2016, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is dragging its feet on handing over records on a program that veterans groups say has been giving Marines and their families who lived on a military base with a contaminated water supply short shrift on their disability benefits, the groups said in a suit filed Wednesday.

The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten and other groups sued the VA in Connecticut federal court, claiming that the department failed to turn over information requested in repeated Freedom of Information Act letters related to the Subject Matter Expert program, a VA initiative the groups say has corresponded...

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