Miller Thomson Files Claim on Behalf of Injured Veterans in B.C. Supreme Court.

November 7, 2012 | Donald J. Sorochan | Vancouver

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.

News coverage:

Thestar.com: Wounded Afghan vets
take Ottawa to
court over compensation

CBC News: Alberta veteran part of
class-action lawsuit over benefits

Examiner.com: Canadian Forces
veterans apply to sue re disability benefit inequities

The Vancouver
Sun: Soldier injured in Afghanistan
fought uphill battle for compensation

Exchange magazine: Miller Thomson
Provides Pro Bono Support to Canadian Veterans Injured in Afghanistan

Courthouse News Service: Injured
War Veterans Sue Canada

Miller Thomson
Press release: Miller Thomson Provides Pro Bono Support to Canadian Veterans
Injured in Afghanistan