HALIFAX, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian veteran and lead plaintiff Dennis Manuge will address media in Halifax today, following a favourable decision in a five-year-long class action lawsuit between disabled veterans and the Government of Canada.
In the Federal Court of Canada decision released today, the judge ruled that Government of Canada acted illegally in making deductions from veterans' long term disability benefits.
The Class Action was initiated in March of 2007 on behalf Dennis Manuge and all other disabled veterans whose SISIP Long Term Disability Benefits are reduced by the amount of the monthly VAC (Veterans Affairs Canada) Disability Pension they receive under the Pension Act.
|What:||Federal Court of Canada decision ensures eligible veterans are provided the support and benefits that they have earned|
|Who:|| Dennis Manuge, Canadian Veteran and lead plaintiff
Peter Driscoll, Lead Counsel, McInnes Cooper
Daniel Wallace, Co-Counsel, McInnes Cooper
Ward Branch, Co-Counsel, Branch MacMaster
|When:|| Tuesday, May 1, 2012
3:00 pm AST (2:00 pm EST)
|Where:|| McInnes Cooper
Purdy's Wharf Tower II
1300-1969 Upper Water St.
| Teleconference: 1-855-773-6155 (Toll Free North America)
Participant Code: 5619761
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