Former American military personnel are initiating legal action against the U.S. government, seeking compensation for lost pay and benefits resulting from the military vaccine mandate imposed by the Biden administration. Attorney Dale Saran, a retired Marine, along with lawyers Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson, who previously succeeded in challenging the Anthrax vaccine, are leading the representation.
They aim to consolidate three separate lawsuits into a class action on behalf of all service members who were either discharged or unlawfully ordered to cease drilling, leading to financial losses.
Saran emphasized that the potential compensation amounts to billions of dollars, representing the substantial impact on backpay for affected individuals. The lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, a specialized court for addressing cases related to illegal discharges.
Discussing the legal venue, Saran noted, “The Court of Claims has been around since the Reconstruction Era. It’s a very old court and kind of a weird one. But in any event, you can go there if you’ve got a claim and say, ‘Hey, I was illegally discharged, or the military did something to impede my pay,’ or whatever. The Court of Claims is where you go.”
Saran estimated that approximately 80,000 to 100,000 service members, encompassing both active-duty and reservists, were adversely affected by the vaccine mandate. While over 8,000 active-duty troops faced expulsion, tens of thousands of reservists received orders to halt drilling activities or were shifted to inactive status.