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Complaint & Disposition
March 3, 2014: James Cottam, James Davis, Kevin Marret, Conley Monk, George Siders, National Veterans Council for Legal Redress, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Vietnam Veterans of America Connecticut State Council filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Nov. 14, 2014: Judge Warren Eginton issued an Order remanding individual Plaintiffs to the Boards and dismissing the organizational Plaintiffs’ claims without prejudice.
Briefing on Motion for Class Certification
June 30, 2014: Plaintiffs moved for class certification.
August 7, 2014: Defendants filed their Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification.
September 5, 2014: Plaintiffs filed a reply in support of the motion for class certification.
Briefing on Government Motions to Remand
July 2, 2014: Plaintiffs filed an Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Remand.
July 16, 2014: Defendants filed a reply in support of their motion to remand.
Sep. 9, 2014: After issuance of the Hagel Memo, Defendants moved to remand a second time. For more information on the Hagel Memo, please see the Monk v. Mabus Updates page. For details on how to apply for a discharge upgrade under the Hagel Memo, please see the Resources for Veterans Seeking Discharge Upgrades page.
Sep. 24, 2014: Plaintiffs filed a Partial Opposition to Defendants’ second motion.
Oct. 8, 2014: Defendants filed a reply in support of their second motion to remand.
Briefing on Government Motion to Dismiss
June 30, 2014: Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss and for Summary Judgment.
Aug. 8, 2014: Plaintiffs filed Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss.
Sep. 5, 2014: Defendants filed a reply in support of their motion to dismiss and for summary judgment.