MEDIA ADVISORY





 

December 1, 2005

No. 05-025


Contact:
Mokie Porter

(301) 585-4000
Ext. 146



Media Advisory 
Panel to Hear Oral Arguments On
112/SHAD Chem-Bio, Radiological Testing Cases


WHAT:
Veterans of chemical, biological, and radiological testing during the Cold War will be present at oral arguments before a three-judge panel that will hear an appeal of a lower court decision unfavorable to the plaintiffs. The lawsuit, in which Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the lead plaintiff, charges individuals in the Department of Defense with obfuscating and concealing information that veterans need to make claims for service-connected compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Interviews with plaintiffs and their attorneys can be arranged by contacting Bernard Edelman at VVA, 301-585-4000 ext. 118, prior to the court hearing.

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Federal District Court, 333 Constitution Avenue, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.

 

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