NVLSP Press Releases
Academy of United States Veterans Presents the Veterans Community Award to NVLSP at Third Annual Veterans Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 20, 2018 WASHINGTON: The Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) is presenting the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) with the Veterans … [more]
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VA Finalizes Rule Requiring Payments on as many as 748,000 Claims for Reimbursement of Non-VA Emergency Medical Expenses Under NVLSP’s Court Victory in Staab
VA Finalizes Rule Requiring Payments on as many as 748,000 Claims for Reimbursement of Non-VA Emergency Medical Expenses Under NVLSP’s Court Victory in Staab The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finalized a rule on January 9th that requires the VA to reimburse veterans for non-VA … [more]
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 9/18/17 at The National Law Journal | Tags: Class Actions
The federal judiciary's fee-based access to its public online database, known as PACER, is not just anachronistic and counter to history but harms the structural integrity of the modern judiciary, a new research article claims. [more]
Released 9/18/17 at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press | Tags: Class Actions
On September 5th, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 17 media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States of America. The brief argues that the law requires the judicial system to limit the fees it charges people to access its Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to the cost of disseminating the information requested. Currently, many members of the media face prohibitive costs when trying to obtain court records to inform the public about what is happening in the judicial system. [more]
Released 6/26/17 at Aiken Standard | Tags: Class Actions
Members of the public using the federal court database to access court records may be part of a class action lawsuit, which alleges the U.S. government overcharges for federal court records. Filed April 21, 2016, the suit alleges the cost of producing court records electronically has increased twice since 2002, when Congress passed the E-Government Act of 2002, which sought to cap rising court record costs. NVLSP is one of the plaintiffs. [more]
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