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ACLU Lawsuit: Military Won't Release Rape Records
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) Sexual assault pervades the military, but the Pentagon refuses to release records that fully document the problem and how it is handled, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups said in a federal lawsuit that seeks access... Read More

Military Faces Challenge To Medical Malpractice Shield
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BRADENTON, Fla. - (AP) Veterans, military families and others who oppose a decades-old law that shields military medical personnel from malpractice lawsuits are rallying around a case they consider the best chance in a generation to change the widely... Read More

Contractor Wants Iraqi Law To Decide Pennsylvania Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Attorneys for Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc. have asked a federal judge in Pittsburgh to apply Iraqi law to a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Pittsburgh-area soldier who was electrocuted while showering at a U.S. military... Read More

Armenian-Americans Sue Turkey Over Land Claims
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Three descendants of Armenians who lost their property in the Ottoman Empire have filed suit in Los Angeles against the Turkish government for restitution of more than $63 million for acreage that includes the strategic Incirlik Air... Read More

Judge: Military's Ban On Gays Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Court: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Stay In Place
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. A San Francisco... Read More

Discharged Gay Veterans Sue For Reinstatement
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell"... Read More

ACLU Challenging Half-Pay For Discharged Gays
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable... Read More

Appeals Court Keeps Military's Gay Policy For Now
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits. A three-judge panel of the... Read More

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly. The government's court... Read More

Idaho Aviator Sues To Block 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho - (AP) A gay rights group wants a federal court in Idaho to block the U.S. Air Force from discharging an aviator under the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bars openly gay and lesbian military members from service. Servicemembers... Read More

Government Seeks Stay Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Obama administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants... Read More