Miller Thomson’s Don Sorochan, based in
the firm’s Vancouver office, has launched a
class action law suit on behalf of the Canadian veterans injured in Afghanistan.
The case surrounds the reduced disability
benefits under the 2006 New Veterans Charter, which are significantly less than
previous compensation programs as well as those of comparable programs.
Miller Thomson is proceeding with this
case on a pro bono basis as part of the firm’s commitment to provide free legal
services in matters of great importance and public interest. The Equitas
Society has agreed to cover the disbursement costs of this action.
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Injured in Afghanistan