April 7, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a class action lawsuit on Monday on behalf of a Vietnam-war veteran, requesting that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) promptly adjudicate his pending disability benefits application. The named plaintiff, Conley Monk Jr., is a ...[read more]
February 13, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act in order to combat increasing suicide rates among American veterans suffering form post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The act was passed by a unanimous Congress and is intended to ...[read more]
July 2, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Raymond J. Toney of the Law Offices of Raymond J. Toney discusses the case for Amnesty for soldiers with PTSD who received other than honorable discharges... The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw the participation of more than two million American service members. Over 6,500 ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Five veterans of the Vietnam War filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing the military of failing to upgrade the discharges of veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The complaint, which names the US Army, Navy ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants disability claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by in-service sexual trauma at significantly lower rates than it has granted claims for PTSD arising from other causes, says a report released on Thursday by the American Civil ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani is not suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is therefore fit to stand trial. The issue of Ghailani's psychological state arose after he requested to be exempt from prison strip searches ...[read more]
December 1, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Supreme Court on Monday reversed a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that had affirmed a death sentence for a veteran convicted of murder who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In Porter v. McCollum, George Porter, a decorated Korean War veteran... ...[read more]
August 11, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A military tribunal has ruled that lawyers for accused 9/11 co-conspirator Ramzi bin al-Shibh will not be made aware of what interrogation techniques were used on him by the CIA prior to his transfer to Guantanamo Bay, according to a Monday report by the Miami Herald. Bin al-Shibh's military ...[read more]
July 3, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday reversed a district court ruling and found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may qualify as a disability under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The plaintiff in the case, Martin Desmond, alleged that he was forced to resign ...[read more]
July 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans United for Truth filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on behalf of approximately 320,000 to 800,000 veterans of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...[read more]

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