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NVLSP and Morrison & Foerster LLP File Class Action Suit Against Army Board of Military Corrections

Federal court lawsuit exposes Army’s illegal practices in reviewing applications for corrections of errors and injustices in military records

Morrison & Foerster and two veterans organizations, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), have filed a class action suit on behalf of thousands of former soldiers whose service files contain errors or injustices, and whose applications were handled improperly by the U.S. Army’s Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR). [more]

Released 11/14/14 | Tags: Class Actions

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Federal government improperly restricting public access to court records via excessive fees

Released 9/18/17 at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press | Tags: Class Actions

On September 5th, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 17 media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States of America. The brief argues that the law requires the judicial system to limit the fees it charges people to access its Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to the cost of disseminating the information requested. Currently, many members of the media face prohibitive costs when trying to obtain court records to inform the public about what is happening in the judicial system. [more]

Federal suit claims government overcharges for court records

Released 6/26/17 at Aiken Standard | Tags: Class Actions

Members of the public using the federal court database to access court records may be part of a class action lawsuit, which alleges the U.S. government overcharges for federal court records. Filed April 21, 2016, the suit alleges the cost of producing court records electronically has increased twice since 2002, when Congress passed the E-Government Act of 2002, which sought to cap rising court record costs. NVLSP is one of the plaintiffs. [more]

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