Thursday, September 02, 2021

Navy Chaplain's Claim Dismissed On Res Judicata Grounds

In Lancaster v. Secretary of the Navy, (ED VA, Aug. 30, 2021), a Virginia federal district court dismissed on res judicata grounds a suit by a former Navy chaplain (now deceased) who claims that his failure to receive a promotion in rank resulted from retaliation, hostility and prejudice toward non-liturgical Protestant chaplains. The court concluded that plaintiff's claims were previously adjudicated in a 2018 decision in In re Navy Chaplaincy.