Lawsuit Against Navy Improperly Discharging Vets With PTSD To Move Forward, Judge Rules

Stars and Stripes - A federal judge on Thursday denied the Navy’s request to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging thousands of post-9/11 Navy and Marine Corps veterans were improperly discharged after suffering from injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tyson Manker, 38, filed the suit in 2018 against the Navy after receiving a less-than-honorable discharge from the Marine Corps following his 2003 deployment to Iraq. The suit seeks to guarantee the fair treatment of veterans when they apply to have their discharge characterizations changed. There is a similar ongoing lawsuit against the Army.

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