Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Status of VUFT and VCS Lawsuit aginst the VA in the 9th Circuit Court (PTSD Lawsuit)

VCS - VUFT Lawsuit Update:
Class Action Suit: On 12 August we appeared before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. An article from the LA Times on 24
August summarizes the results so far < latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/healthcare/la-me-veterans-suit24-2009aug24,0,1423297.story>
.Case Progress to Date:
7/23/2007Suit filed w/Federal District Court
9/25/2007 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss
2/11/2208 Motion for Preliminary Injunction
2/25/2008 Preliminary Injunction Hearing
4/21/2008 Trial
6/25/2008 Judgment based on jurisdiction
7/25/2008 Appeal notice filed w/9th Circuit Court of Appeals
12/10/2008 Appeal brief filed
12/15/2008 Swords to Plowshares and Vietnam Veterans of America
file amicus briefs
12/22/2008 Military Spouses for Change and United Spinal Association
file amicus briefs
3/4/2009 Appeal will not be subject to Mediation
4/6/2009 Requested an extension to reply to the DVA response to our
4/22/09 Extension granted to 1 May 2009
5/1/09 Appellants’ Reply Brief filed
6/11/09 Oral Arguments Scheduled for 12 August 2009
8/12/09 Oral arguments
9/1/09 Reply on mediation

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