Filed on December 7, 2020, Pearl Harbor Day, Lex Fori PLLC filed another Petition in the United States Supreme Court asserting veterans’ rights to file civil rights actions against the state for the unlawful taking of their disability pay. This case arises out of a split of authority among the Circuit Courts over whether a viable cause of action exists under the Civil Rights Act where a state correctional facility took a veteran’s disability pay pursuant to state statute in contravention of a federal statute that protects these benefits from any legal process both before and after their receipt. Makes sense, right?
Shouldn’t veterans have access to 100 percent of the benefits they were awarded for their service-connected injuries? Important case that could advance our fight with Trinity Advocates to protect America’s disabled veterans.