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CAVC Claims Certifies First Class Action in NVLSP Case Challenging Delays in VA Decision-Making

On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) certified its first class action. The case, styled Godsey v. Wilkie, was a petition for extraordinary relief brought by Covington & Burling LLP and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). [more]

Released 6/18/19 | Tags: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

DoJ won’t appeal case granting benefits to 90,000 veterans exposed to Agent Orange

The final legal battle for Blue Water Navy veterans to get VA disability benefits for exposure to cancer-causing Agent Orange appears to be over. More than 90,000 veterans who could have been exposed to the toxin during the Vietnam War are now in line for disability benefits from the Veterans Administration after the Justice Department dropped its appeal of a federal court decision from earlier this year. [more]

Released 6/5/19 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits

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