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Friday, October 20, 2006

New York Daily News - City News - Juan Gonzalez: Small victory for ailing G.I.s: "Small victory for ailing G.I.s

A Manhattan federal judge has ruled that a group of New York Army veterans who fell ill after inhaling depleted uranium dust from exploded U.S. shells can sue the federal government - but only for medical malpractice after their discharge.
A 1950 Supreme Court decision - commonly known as the Feres Doctrine - has long prohibited suits against the federal government by soldiers, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled last week.
'To the extent that the injuries asserted in the plaintiffs' complaint arise out of their military service ... the court is without jurisdiction to hear those claims,' Koeltl stated in his 29-page opinion."


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