Filed Date: Nov. 28, 2022
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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 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.
As of December 2022, the case is still ongoing.
Jerry Lan (12/7/2022)
See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66497385/monk-v-united-states/
Last updated March 13, 2023, 3:17 a.m.
State / Territory: Connecticut
Public Benefits/Government Services
Filing Date: Nov. 28, 2022
Case Ongoing: Yes
A black male veteran, alleging racial discrimination that prevented him from receiving veteran benefits for several years.
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (Yale)
Public Interest Lawyer: Yes
Filed Pro Se: No
Class Action Sought: No
Class Action Outcome: Not sought
United States of America (- United States (national) -), Federal
Causes of Action:
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674
Prevailing Party: None Yet / None
Nature of Relief:
Source of Relief:
Military status discrimination
Affected Sex or Gender: