Case: Monk v. United States

3:22-cv-01503 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Nov. 28, 2022

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Case Summary

This case concerns allegations of systemic discrimination against Black veterans by the U.S. On November 28, 2022, a Black veteran filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut against the United States of America for the acts of its employees under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and state law. The lawsuit followed a Freedom of Information Act-prompted release of data in 2021 by Veterans Affairs that demonstrated a statistically significant differenc…

This case concerns allegations of systemic discrimination against Black veterans by the U.S. On November 28, 2022, a Black veteran filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut against the United States of America for the acts of its employees under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and state law. The lawsuit followed a Freedom of Information Act-prompted release of data in 2021 by Veterans Affairs that demonstrated a statistically significant difference in disability compensation claim determinations by race. Plaintiff also filed administrative complaints with Veterans Affairs on behalf of both himself and his father, also a veteran whose estate he administrated. Plaintiff did not receive a response from the department on either complaint, exhausting available administrative remedies.

The case was assigned to Judge Janet Bond Arterton. Represented by Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, the plaintiff alleged that the Department of Veteran Affairs and its predecessor, the Veterans' Administration, (collectively "VA") racially discriminated against black veterans by denying their meritorious applications at statistically higher rates compared to their white counterparts. Plaintiff asserted claims for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and negligent supervision, alleging that he was repeatedly and erroneously denied veterans' benefits in the form of education assistance, home loans, and disability compensation for several years. He sought compensatory damages and attorneys' fees as remedies for the harm caused by being forced to interact with a racially discriminatory benefits system.

On December 5, 2022, an individual filed a pro se motion for class certification. The motion did not conform to the standards of a class certification motion and seemed to be given little merit by either party. The court ruled against the motion on June 7, 2023, due to plaintiff's decision to file an amended complaint.

The U.S. filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and sought to stay discovery pending the court's decision on the motion to dismiss on March 31, 2023. Plaintiff opposed both motions. The U.S. also sought a protective order following a deposition request. 

Plaintiff filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2023. The main differences in the amended complaint were the addition of an organizational plaintiff, the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (NVCLR), and class action allegations. Plaintiffs sought class certification of: "All Black applicants for veterans' benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor at any time since January 1, 1945 and who have or will in the future have satisfied the exhaustion requirement imposed by 28 U.S.C. § 2675." The complaint specified how the proposed class met the standard requirements of numerosity, commonality, and typicality.

A hearing on the motion to dismiss was held on November 2, 2023. 

As of November 7, 2023, the case is still ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jerry Lan (12/7/2022)

Hannah Juge (11/9/2023)

People

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Judge(s)

Arterton, Janet Bond (Connecticut)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Benjamin, Theo (Connecticut)

Brooks, Meghan (Connecticut)

Friedlander, Natalia (Connecticut)

Attorney for Defendant

Elicker, Natalie Nicole (Connecticut)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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3:22-cv-01503

Complaint

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

Complaint
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3:22-cv-01503

Complaint

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66497385/monk-v-united-states/

Last updated March 9, 2024, 3:09 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against USA ( Filing fee $402 receipt number ACTDC-7148970.), filed by Conley Monk, Jr.(Parkin, Jason) Modified on 12/6/2022 to correct parties (Anastasio, F.). (Entered: 11/28/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

Clearinghouse
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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Wishnie on behalf of Conley Monk, Jr (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 11/28/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

RECAP
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Notice: Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 and Local Rule 7.1, any nongovernmental corporate party must electronically file a disclosure statement that identifies any parent corporation and any publicly held corporation owning 10% or more of its stock or states that there is no such corporation. Such disclosure statement must be filed with a party's first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the Court and must be supplemented if any required information changes during the case. Signed by Clerk on 11/28/2022.(Anastasio, F.) (Entered: 11/28/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER

Request for Clerk to issue summons as to All Defendants. (Parkin, Jason)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER

Judge Janet Bond Arterton and Judge Robert A. Richardson added. (Freberg, B)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER
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Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 1/27/2023 Discovery due by 5/30/2023 Dispositive Motions due by 7/4/2023 Signed by Clerk on 11/28/2022.(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER
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ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER FOR COUNSEL - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 11/28/2022.(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER
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STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 11/28/2022.(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

RECAP

Notice re: Disclosure Statement

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER

Request to Issue Summons

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER

Add and Terminate Judges

Nov. 28, 2022

Nov. 28, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE TO COUNSEL/SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES : Counsel or self-represented parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 6 Protective Order, 1 Complaint filed by Conley F. Monk, Jr., 3 Notice re: Disclosure Statement,, 4 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 5 Electronic Filing Order. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 11/29/2022.(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 29, 2022

Nov. 29, 2022

PACER
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ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *USA* with answer to complaint due within *60* days. Attorney *Jason Parkin-Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization* *Yale Law School* *PO Box 209090* *New Haven, CT 06520-9090*.(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 29, 2022

Nov. 29, 2022

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Law Student Intern Appearances by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Rebecca Harris, # 2 Michelle Fraling, # 3 Michael Sullivan, # 4 Beatrice Pollard, # 5 Adam Henderson)(Parkin, Jason) (Entered: 11/29/2022)

Nov. 29, 2022

Nov. 29, 2022

RECAP
10

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Conley F. Monk, Jr. USA served on 11/30/2022, answer due 1/29/2023. (Parkin, Jason) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
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ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave for Law Student Interns to Appear. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 11/30/22. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
12

MOTION to Join Lawsuit as a Class Specifically as a Black Male Veteran Including All Gulf War Veterans and to Add More Defendant(s). (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 12/05/2022)

Dec. 5, 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

RECAP
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MOTION for Order by Khamani Lodge. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 12/09/2022)

Dec. 6, 2022

Dec. 6, 2022

PACER
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MOTION for Jason Parkin to Withdraw as Attorney by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Parkin, Jason) (Entered: 12/23/2022)

Dec. 23, 2022

Dec. 23, 2022

PACER
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ORDER granting 14 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Jason Parkin terminated. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 12/27/22. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 12/28/2022)

Dec. 28, 2022

Dec. 28, 2022

PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Dec. 28, 2022

Dec. 28, 2022

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Natalie Nicole Elicker on behalf of USA (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time until March 31, 2023 to Respond to 1 Complaint by USA. (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint, on consent, to 3/31/23. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 1/26/23. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 01/26/2023)

Jan. 26, 2023

Jan. 26, 2023

PACER

Answer deadline updated for All Defendants. (Tooker, Aimee)

Jan. 26, 2023

Jan. 26, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

Jan. 26, 2023

Jan. 26, 2023

PACER

Update Answer Deadline

Jan. 26, 2023

Jan. 26, 2023

PACER
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Joint REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiff Monk Proposed Document Production Protocol)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2023)

March 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

PACER
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Amended EXHIBIT Plaintiff's Proposed Document Production Protocol (Title Corrected) by Conley F. Monk, Jr re 19 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2023)

March 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by USA. (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 03/24/2023)

March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Permission to File Dispositive Motion by USA.Responses due by 4/17/2023 (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 03/27/2023)

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by USA.Responses due by 4/21/2023 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

PACER
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MOTION to Stay Discovery Pending Ruling on 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by USA.Responses due by 4/21/2023 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Unreported Orders)(Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Meghan Brooks on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr (Brooks, Meghan) (Entered: 04/12/2023)

April 12, 2023

April 12, 2023

PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction until 06/05/2023 by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 04/13/2023)

April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023

PACER
27

ORDER granting 26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction until 06/05/2023. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 4/14/23. (Meyer, W.) (Entered: 04/14/2023)

April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Motion

April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023

PACER

Reset Answer Deadlines as to 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction . Responses due by 6/5/2023. (Barry, L)

April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023

PACER
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Memorandum in Opposition re 24 MOTION to Stay Discovery Pending Ruling on 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 04/19/2023)

April 19, 2023

April 19, 2023

PACER

Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings

April 19, 2023

April 19, 2023

PACER
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REPLY to Response to 24 MOTION to Stay Discovery Pending Ruling on 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by USA. (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 05/02/2023)

May 2, 2023

May 2, 2023

PACER
30

Notice (Other)

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

PACER
31

ORDER to protect the identities of minors and medical records, the Clerk shall seal 30 Notice (Other) filed by Gloria Trevino. Movant shall file redacted version forthwith. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 5/5/2023.(Barry, L) (Entered: 05/05/2023)

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

PACER

Order

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

PACER
32

NOTICE: Veterans in Petition for Justice by Gloria Trevino (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(Freberg, B) (Entered: 05/15/2023)

May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023

PACER
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ORDER to protect the identities of minors and medical records, the Clerk shall seal 32 Notice (Other) filed by Gloria Trevino. Movant shall file redacted version forthwith. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 5/15/2023.(Barry, L) (Entered: 05/15/2023)

May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023

PACER

Order

May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order Respecting Notice of Deposition for June 23, 2023 by USA.Responses due by 6/20/2023 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Notice of Deposition on June 23, 2023, # 4 Unreported Orders)(Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 05/30/2023)

May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Attorney(s) Yaman Salahi to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7370390) by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Yaman Salahi, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/05/2023)

June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Conley F. Monk, Jr.(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/05/2023)

June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

PACER
37

ORDER: 1. Mr. Khamani Lodge's Motions to Join Lawsuit and Friend of the Court Temporary Restraining Order 12 13 are denied in light of the Amended Complaint asserting a class action. 2.Construing Defendant's Motion for Permission to File Motion to Dismiss 22 as a Motion for Pre-Filing Conference, it is granted and a telephonic pre-filing conference will be held 6/30/23 at 3:00 p.m. as follows: 1-877-402-9753; access code 3535720. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 6/6/23. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 06/07/2023)

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER

Telephonic Pre-Filing Conference set for 6/30/2023 at 3:00 PM; 1-877-402-9753; access code 3535720.(Tooker, Aimee)

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER
38

MOTION for Meghan Brooks to Withdraw as Attorney by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Brooks, Meghan) (Entered: 06/14/2023)

June 14, 2023

June 14, 2023

PACER
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Memorandum in Opposition re 34 MOTION for Protective Order Respecting Notice of Deposition for June 23, 2023 filed by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Decl. of Meghan Brooks, # 2 Affidavit Decl. of Angela L. Zhang)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/15/2023)

June 15, 2023

June 15, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Attorney(s) Jimmy Rock to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7387010) by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Jimmy Rock, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/20/2023)

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Attorney(s) Theo Benjamin to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7387140) by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Theo Benjamin, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/20/2023)

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Attorney(s) Zo Seaman-Grant to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7387158) by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Zo Seaman-Grant, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/20/2023)

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER
43

ORDER granting 42 Motion for Zo Seaman-Grant to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 6/22/2023. (Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 06/22/2023)

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER

Order

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER
44

MOTION for Leave to Appear as Law Student Interns by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Hillary Browning Certification, # 2 Ethan Dilks Certification)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/22/2023)

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER

Any reply brief in support of Defendant's Motion for a Protective Order 34 shall be filed by June 26, 2023. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 6/22/23.(Meyer, William)

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting 38 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Meghan Brooks terminated. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 6/23/23. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 06/23/2023)

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER
46

ORDER granting 44 Motion to Appear Law Student Certificate of Good Standing due by 8/22/2023. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 6/23/23. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 06/23/2023)

June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

PACER
47

MOTION for Attorney(s) Yaman Salahi to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Yaman Salahi, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/26/2023)

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER
48

MOTION for Attorney(s) Jimmy Rock to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Jimmy Rock, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/26/2023)

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Attorney(s) Theo Benjamin to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice by Conley F. Monk, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Affidavit of Theo Benjamin, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/26/2023)

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER
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REPLY to Response to 34 MOTION for Protective Order Respecting Notice of Deposition for June 23, 2023 filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Unreported Order)(Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 06/26/2023)

June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting 47 Motion for Attorney Yaman Salahi to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 6/27/2023. (Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 06/27/2023)

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting 48 Motion for Attorney(s) Jimmy Rock to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 6/27/2023. (Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 06/27/2023)

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

PACER
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ORDER granting 49 Motion for Attorney(s) Theo Benjamin to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 6/27/2023. (Sichanh, Christina) (Entered: 06/27/2023)

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

PACER
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NOTICE by USA re 37 Order on Motion for Order,,,,,, Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief,, (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 06/28/2023)

June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janet Bond Arterton: Telephonic Pre-Filing Conference held on 6/30/2023. Total Time: 24 minutes (Court Reporter Corinne Thomas) (Barry, L) (Entered: 07/05/2023)

June 30, 2023

June 30, 2023

PACER
55

SCHEDULING ORDER: Pursuant to the colloquy with counsel on the record 6/30/23, the following is ordered: (1) Plaintiff's opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 23 shall be filed by 7/14/23; (2) Defendant's Reply, if any, shall be filed by 7/21/23. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 6/30/23.(Tooker, Aimee) Modified on 7/5/2023 (Barry, L). (Entered: 07/05/2023)

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

PACER

Scheduling Order

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Zoe Seaman-Grant on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr (Seaman-Grant, Zoe) (Entered: 07/05/2023)

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Yaman Salahi on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr (Salahi, Yaman) (Entered: 07/05/2023)

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Theo Benjamin on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr (Benjamin, Theo) (Entered: 07/05/2023)

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

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60

NOTICE of Appearance by Jimmy Rock on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr (Rock, Jimmy) (Entered: 07/05/2023)

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023

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Memorandum in Opposition re 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Conley F. Monk, Jr, National Veterans Council for Legal Redress. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 07/14/2023)

July 14, 2023

July 14, 2023

PACER
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EXHIBIT A by Conley F. Monk, Jr, National Veterans Council for Legal Redress re 61 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 07/17/2023)

July 17, 2023

July 17, 2023

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Reply Memorandum (due July 21, 2023) by USA. (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 07/18/2023)

July 18, 2023

July 18, 2023

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MOTION for Leave to Appear as Law Student Intern by Conley F. Monk, Jr, National Veterans Council for Legal Redress. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter of Good Standing)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 07/20/2023)

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages AND Order on Motion to Appear

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

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ORDER finding as moot 35 Motion to Appear; granting 63 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages not to exceed 20 pages; granting 64 Motion to Appear as Law Student. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 7/20/23. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 07/20/2023)

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

PACER
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REPLY to Response to 23 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by USA. (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 07/21/2023)

July 21, 2023

July 21, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Natalia Friedlander on behalf of Conley F. Monk, Jr, National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (Friedlander, Natalia) (Entered: 08/15/2023)

Aug. 15, 2023

Aug. 15, 2023

PACER
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NOTICE: Veterans in Petition for Justice by Gloria Trevino (Attachments: # 1 Part 2)(Freberg, B) (Entered: 08/22/2023)

1 Part 2

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Aug. 18, 2023

Aug. 18, 2023

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69

CASE TRANSFER NOTICE AND NOTICE RE: CONSENT TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE JURISDICTION. This case has been selected for automatic transfer to another district judge (DJ) in 14 days. The parties may elect to consent to the jurisdiction of a United States Magistrate Judge (USMJ). United States Magistrate Judges do not conduct felony criminal trials; as a result, parties are often able to schedule a civil jury trial before a USMJ sooner and with more flexibility than a jury trial before a DJ. If all parties consent to the jurisdiction of a USMJ, the parties shall complete and jointly file the consent form found at https://www.uscourts.gov/forms/civil-forms/notice-consent-and-reference-civil-action-magistrate-judge. If any party does not consent, that information should not be conveyed to the Court, and no consent form should be filed. The Court notes that ordinarily, where the parties consent to the jurisdiction of a USMJ, any USMJ previously involved in confidential settlement discussions would not be assigned to hear the trial. If no consent form is filed within 14 days, this matter will be automatically reassigned to another district judge. Signed by Clerk on 9/5/2023. (Barry, L) (Entered: 09/05/2023)

Sept. 5, 2023

Sept. 5, 2023

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Notice re: Case Transfer From SR Judge

Sept. 5, 2023

Sept. 5, 2023

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ORDER OF TRANSFER. Case reassigned to Judge Stefan R. Underhill for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 9/6/23.(Ruocco, M.) (Entered: 09/06/2023)

Sept. 6, 2023

Sept. 6, 2023

PACER

Order of Transfer

Sept. 6, 2023

Sept. 6, 2023

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ORDER granting nunc pro tunc 21 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by Judge Stefan R. Underhill on 9/14/2023. (Friedle, H.) (Entered: 09/14/2023)

Sept. 14, 2023

Sept. 14, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Sept. 14, 2023

Sept. 14, 2023

PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR: NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Hearing set for 11/2/2023 10:00 AM in Courtroom One, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT before Judge Stefan R. Underhill. (Friedle, H.) Modified on 9/20/2023 (Reis, Julia). (Entered: 09/19/2023)

Sept. 19, 2023

Sept. 19, 2023

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 28, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A black male veteran, alleging racial discrimination that prevented him from receiving veteran benefits for several years.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (Yale)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States of America (- United States (national) -), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General/Misc.:

Failure to discipline

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

Neglect by staff

Disability and Disability Rights:

Depression

disability, unspecified

Mental Illness, Unspecified

Mental impairment

Discrimination Basis:

Military status discrimination

Race discrimination

Discrimination Area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Lending

Pay / Benefits

Affected Race(s):

Black

Affected Sex/Gender(s):

Male

Medical/Mental Health Care:

Medical care, general

Medication, administration of

Mental health care, general