A class action lawsuit against the U.S. Army is gaining momentum, but its attorney has been furloughed because of the government shutdown.

The case is being handled by three lawyers working pro bono from Jenner & Block and seven individuals from the Yale University Veterans Legal Services Clinic. It seeks relief for more than 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, who say mental illness and other work-related injuries caused them to receive a less-than-honorable discharge that affected their prospects.