Thursday, May 25th, 2017



Lead Plaintiff Brian Hall, a resident of Catlett, Va., retired from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1995 and has since worked in information technology management for several private sector companies, both full time and on a consulting basis.   He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Plaintiff Richard K. Armey served as a representative for Texas’ 26 th Congressional District – near Dallas/Fort Worth – from 1985 to 2003 and served as House Majority Leader from 1995-2003.   Armey received degrees from Jamestown College, the University of North Dakota and the University of Oklahoma.   He is Chairman of FreedomWorks and resides in Bartonville, TX with his wife Susan.

Plaintiff John J. Kraus, a resident of Plymouth Meeting, a Philadelphia suburb, had a long career as an aerospace and defense industry engineer, retiring in 2007 from a position with the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command.   He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University.  

Plaintiff Lewis Randall is a private investor who has served on the board of directors of E*Trade since its initial round of external financing in 1982.   He is a graduate of Harvard College and resides with his wife, Martha, in Freeland, a town on Whidbey Island near Seattle.

Plaintiff Norman Rogers was founder and CEO of Rabbit Semiconductor from 1980 until 2005, when he sold the company and retired.   He received his BS from UC-Berkeley and his MS from the University of Hawaii. He and his wife, Roberta, reside in Miami, Fla.


Legal counsel Kent Masterson Brown is an attorney in private practice in Washington, DC and Kentucky who specializes in health, Medicare, Medicaid, and administrative and constitutional law. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures and has authored numerous articles on health care law for both scholarly journals and the mainstream press.  


Martha de Forest is an engineer turned activist.  She received her Bachelor’s Degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and resides in Seabeck, Washington.


Lea Braun is Martha de Forest’s daughter.  She is a handicapped adult who often volunteers to help with addressing envelopes, meet-and-greet when traveling, and other tasks as needed.