General Litigation (Code 14)
The General Litigation Division defends Navy and Marine Corps commanders, policy makers and service members in Federal and State civil litigation related to areas of division expertise. This support includes actual conduct of litigation, litigation support to Department of Justice attorneys and coordination with other agencies.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act
Adjudicates administrative appeals of FOIA and Privacy Act decisions. Defends litigation arising from denial by the Judge Advocate General of FOIA and Privacy Act appeals.
Military Personnel Law
Defends litigation challenging military personnel programs, policies and decisions, including but not limited to, involuntary discharges, failures of promotion, and petitions denied by the Board for Correction of Naval Records.
Responds to habeas corpus petitions filed by prisoners serving court-martial sentences and conscientious objectors.
Constitutional Torts and Personal Liability
Defends service members sued for official actions allegedly violating another’s constitutional rights.
Defends litigation arising under disability laws or regulations involving military or former military personnel.
Litigation Risk Assessments
Provides advice to Naval commands regarding the possible outcome of litigation in areas of division expertise.
Review of Proposed Statutes and Regulations
Reviews proposed statutes and regulations related to areas of division expertise.
Delivery of Persons to Civilian Authorities
Provides advice regarding the delivery of personnel to civilian authorities under Chapter VI of the JAG Manual.
Service of Process and Subpoenas
Provides advice regarding requests for documents and witnesses in civil litigation not involving the Department of the Navy.