Thursday, May 11, 2017
Appellate Court Rules Veterans Can Pursue Class Actions Over VA Delays
On April 26, 2017, the Federal Circuit ruled that veterans seeking to challenge delays at the VA may aggregate their claims and file a class action. The ruling in Monk v. Shulkin overturns decades of precedent at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) which denied individual veterans the ability to proceed on behalf of others facing similar challenges to obtaining their benefits.
The case is being handled by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School, which represents the plaintiff Conley Monk.