The war in Croatia had been going full tilt since August.
You'd do better to look at what was happening with the Yugoslav Federation in the late '80s, to discern the cause of the wars in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia.
As to this particular lawsuit, it has about as much hope as one brought against the US government by German refugees from Silesia, based upon the Lend-Lease program.
Which is to say the only people who stand to make anything here are the lawyers, assuming they're not working on contingency.
Well, yes Hoplite you're right, but youre blithely leaving out the catalyst of the war at that time which can easily be attributed to the new constitution introduced by Tudjman, which stripped the Serbs in Croatia of many of their rights, refusing, amongst other things, to accept the right of the Serb minority within Croatia a majority in the Krajina to self determination.
Go vote for 0bama again, Rooster!
Germany gave the green light a year prior, just as good as giving public recognition. Therefore, your post is moot.