Panel Discussion

The New Era of Class Actions in Veterans Law


November 17, 2020
2:00 pm EST

In 2017 the Federal Circuit overturned the 28-year old position of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) that it had no authority to entertain a class action. 

Given the CAVC’s recent certification of three class actions in 2019, it is an opportune time to take a closer look at class action development in veterans law today.


Discussion Panelists:

Judge Michael P. Allen

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


Mary Flynn

Chief Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs


Bart Stichman

Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program

Professor Adam Zimmerman

Loyola Law School

Moderator: Perry Cooper, Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Reporter

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About NVLSP: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veterans service organization that has served active duty military personnel and veterans since 1981. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to its 22 million veterans and active duty personnel by ensuring they have the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. NVLSP has represented veterans in lawsuits that compelled enforcement of the law where the VA or other military services denied benefits to veterans in violation of the law.  NVLSP’s success in these lawsuits has resulted in more than $5.2 billion dollars being awarded in disability, death and medical benefits to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their survivors. NVLSP offers training for attorneys and other advocates; connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help when seeking disability benefits; publishes the nation's definitive guide on veteran benefits; and represents and litigates for veterans and their families before the VA, military discharge review agencies and federal courts.

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