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Defense Base Act Class Action Lawsuit

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 26, 2011

Today  Injured War Zone Contractors and Scott Bloch filed a

Class Action Lawsuit

against the

Defense Base Act Insurance Companies

and some Employers.

Scott Bloch files complaint for $2 billion against major government contractors like

KBR, Blackwater/Xe, DynCorp, G4S/Wackenhut/Ronco Consulting

and the global insurance carriers

AIG, CNA, ACE, Zurich,

on behalf of thousands of former employees,

for

unlawful, fraudulent and bad-faith mistreatment of

injured employees and their families  

Brink Vs. CNA et al

The Defense Base Act Compensation blog and it’s contributors invite you to

Join our Class Action here

The truth will be exposed

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2011)

Since 2003, top government contractors like Blackwater, KBR, DynCorp, CSA/AECOM and ITT have been perpetrating a fraud on their employees and on the American public.  The silent warriors who work for these companies, many of them decorated former military service members, have been injured, mistreated and abandoned by the contracting companies and their insurance carriers who have been paid hundreds of millions of dollars in premiums.

“It is a grave injustice,” Bloch said, “to those who rode alongside American soldiers, including Iraqi and Afghani Nationals, to be case aside without the benefits of the law.  We are supposedly trying to bring them the rule of law.  We are supposedly trying to encourage them in democractic institutions.  We are the ones asking them to believe in justice and individual rights.  This is a travesty to all Americans and those around the world who look to America for an example of humanitarian aid and proper treatment of workers.”

This is a lawsuit for damages in the amount of $2 billion to remedy the injuries and destruction caused to the lives, finances and mental and physical well being of thousands of American families and others whose loved ones were injured while serving America under contracts with the United States.  It seeks an additional unspecified amount to punish the companies who made massive profits while causing this harm to people unlawfully and maliciously and working a fraud on the American public who paid them.
“This abusive and illegal scheme by the defendants has been allowed to go on for too long.  We are talking about loss of life, suicide, loss of homes, marriages, families split up, “ Bloch said, “and the culprits are the large government contractors who should have treated their employees better, and the mega-insurance companies who were paid a hefty sum to make sure the employees were taken care of with uninterrupted benefits in the event of injuries in these war zones.”
This complaint is filed due to actions and omissions of defendants, in conspiracy with others, and individually, to defeat the right of American citizens and foreign nationals to receive their lawful benefits and compensation under the Defense Base Act (“DBA”),  as it adopts the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”).
The lawsuit explains that those sued engaged under the RICO statute in an enterprise of fraudulent and or criminal acts to further their scheme to defeat the rights of individuals who have been injured or suffered occupational diseases, and death, while on foreign soil in support of defense activities under the DBA.   These acts were perpetrated repeatedly through bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, using telephones, faxes, and United States mail .
“These are heroes, decorated by America’s Armed Services,” said Bloch.  “Some of the foreign contractors were decorated special forces soldiers from their countries who assisted the United States in combating threats.  The sheer disregard for human dignity and law is reprehensible and deserves punishment.  These families and many others who have been harmed need treatment, need compensation, need redress of the wrongs that have been perpetrated by these huge companies and insurance carriers for the last 10 years.  They have earned $100 billion per year on the backs of these people, with the blood of these plaintiffs and those whom they represent.”
The was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and covers individuals from all over the United States, South Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan and other counties.

Contact Scott J. Bloch, PA:
Scott Bloch, 202-496-1290

15 Responses to “Defense Base Act Class Action Lawsuit”

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  2. anonymousonpurpose said

    KICKASS!!!

  3. Einstein said

    Wow.. I must say after reading these stories of the claimants on this case.. wow .. these companies not only should pay up.. folks need to go to Jail. I also watched that video about the Congressional Oversight Committee.. General FAY from CNA.. he is going down. He clearly lied. As the top dog, you are responsible for everyones actions.. I hope the DOJ goes after and locks Fay up and proceeds as though he is an “Enemy of the State”.. and prosecuted for Treason..

    Fay and those like him are a disgrace to the United States and should be banished for ever.

    You would think a former General whose job it was to look after soldiers would carry over those same ethics and beliefs here.. Well that tells you something doesn’t it.. How may good soldiers got screwed over during Fay’s career in the Military?? How many?

    • Superman said

      You hit it on the head… Fay is a disgrace.. Same with those scum bag lawyers at CNA. They routinely make stuff up and lie to the DOL of Labor. Sure the DOL is overwhelmed and incapable of enforcing anything. But maybe now that the light has been shed on these “Criminal Organizations” (Ricco, I love it) the DOL will be able to make things happen… I doubt it but lets see..

      Einstein… Love the way you look at things..

      • Einstein said

        Superman, just watch all the dirt balls in the industry that are so damn greedy and most of all stupid as hell,, these companies will mold them like putty..

        I am 100% sure they will be told, look whats happening.. we need to band together or we will be out of jobs… and these ignorant folks will do so thinking they are going to loose their jobs..

        Ultimately the only interest these contractors have is their own.

        • Superman said

          Now lets see what happens.. everyone has known about these crimes being committed to the injured contractors, the Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, CIA, State Dept, even the Executive office of the President..

          But no one has done anything .. except for this lawyer Scott..

          hell I have been screwed over myself.. I need to contact this lawyer myself and join on board.

  4. I hope no one will forget that Obama, Bush and their DOl and DOJ’s have also committed treason and deadly organized crimes by protecting insurance companies that are committing identical crimes in five different types of insurance.

    ProPublica wrote :

    Labor officials can recommend cases for prosecution to the Justice Department–but have only done so once in the past two decades, according to Labor officials.”

    “CNA withheld portions of the investigators’ findings when it submitted the claims to the Labor Department, court records show.”

    Here’s proof insurance companies are removing medical records in two more types of insurance :

    The following quotes were written by the Honorable Judges from the 6th Circuit in the case of Wanda Glenn verses Metlife, (Case Number 05-3918)

    “This inappropriately selective consideration of Glenn’s medical record was compounded by the fact that the occupational skills analyst and the independent medical consultant were apparently not provided with full information from Dr. Patel on which to base their conclusions.”

    Please remember WFAA wrote this about Workers Comp claims :

    “Some insurance companies send peer review doctors medical files “stripped” of records important to the possible approval of workers’ comp claims.”

    So … you have records removed from injured War Zone Contractors claims, disability claims, and workers comp claims !!

    DOL Secretary Solis “is responsible” for protecting the disability claimants and the injured contractors, and the DOJ should investigate the suicides of the injured workers mentioned below, but they have done nothing after reviewing volumes of evidence I have submitted.

    WFAA – TV also wrote :

    “a remarkable number of Texans committed suicide because they could no longer endure the pain caused by their injuries and they had been repeatedly turned down for worker’s comp care.”

    I have sacrificed my life to try to stop this destruction of the lives of thousands of very sick, injured and dying citizens. Many of the injured and deceased war Zone Contractors and their families and the administrator of this blog have done the same.

    I desperately pray that the War Zone Contractors will never forget that the crimes that have destroyed many of your lives are continuing to destroy injured workers and disabled Americans, and Obama and Bush’s DOL and DOJ have willfully protected these crimes !!

    Here is evidence that proves the U.S. Government is protecting huge money laundering crimes, and then you will see a few more quotes from Judges that prove insurance companies and gtheir doctor’s are ignoring life threatening medical conditions :

    Wachovia Bank laundered $378 billion for mass murdering Mexican drug cartels who are responsible for the deaths of 35,000 human beings. No one was prosecuted by Obama !!

    Wachovia was fined 110 million which is only one third of one percent of the amount of money they laundered !!

    Wachovia gave Obama and other candidates $1.3 million in contributions in 2008. Wells Fargo bought Wachovia and they also gave huge contributions during this time period.

    In 2008 President Obama received $30,000 from MetLife VP James Lipscomb, and $2,600 from attorney Bruce Yannett. Obama also took hundreds of thousands more dollars from MetLife and the law firm named Debevoise & Plimpton LLP that employs attorney Mr. Yannett !!

    Then Lipscomb and Yannett signed MetLife’s third Non Prosecution agreement for committing multiple frauds and rigging bids to increase sales of disability policies;

    BUT when sick and dying patients file claims on these policies Obama’s DOL/DOJ will do nothing about doctors paid by MetLife ignoring brain lesions, Multiple Sclerosis, cardiac conditions of many patients, and a foot a new mother broke in five places, as evidenced by quotes from numerous federal Court Judges.

    Here are quotes that Obama’s DOL and DOJ reviewed and then refused to take action.

    U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen wrote :

    “Metlife and its henchmen should appreciate that such conduct may itself precipitate the suicide death of a person who has placed implicit trust in their organization. This record is an open indictment of MetLife’s practices and treatment of the mentally-ill and long-term disability benefits.”

    U.S. Judge Jennifer Guerm wrote these quotes in Wright verses Metlife :

    “MetLife relied on clearly erroneous findings of fact in making its benefit determination. MetLife’s review of Plaintiff’s appeal consistently omitted or misrepresented relevant information in several ways. On October 18, 2004, Dr. Barnett wrote a letter to MetLife stating:

    “I am gravely disturbed by your misrepresentation of the facts with regard to my discussion with your independent physician consultant. Mr. Wright has ongoing cardiac disease including ischemia and loss of function due to previous myocardial infarctions.”

    U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner won the Thurgood Marshall Award of the American Bar Association in 2008.

    Here are two important quotes Judge Gertner wrote about Metlife:

    “It misquoted Whitehouse’s doctors and cherry-picked or took out of context statements made. The denials continued to press factual inaccuracies even after being informed of the errors.”

    “Perhaps most egregious of all, it misquotes Dr. Bhan as stating that Whitehouse “[was] able to function” AR 116 when, in fact, he said “she was not able to function.” AR 121 (emphasis added).

    (end of quotes)

    Please click on my name to see much more evidence.

    I desperately pray that the War Zone Contractors will never forget that the crimes that have destroyed many of your lives are continuing to destroy injured workers and disabled Americans, and Obama and Bush’s DOL and DOJ have willfully protected these crimes !!

  5. Kim said

    Thanks for bringing this to light – I’d really like to talk to Scott!

  6. reforma de bano…

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