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» Stegall v West 11 Vet App 268 (1998)

Client Win: CAVC No. 21-0140 (BVA fails to comply with a Veterans Court Order).

Client Win: CAVC No. 21-0140 (BVA fails to comply with a Veterans Court Order).

Client Win: CAVC No. 21-0140 (BVA fails to comply with a Veterans Court Order). This case involves the BVA’s failure to comply with a Veterans Court Order in a January 2020 Memorandum Decision. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (BVA fails to comply with Veterans Court Ord… Read More
Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order) This case involves a US Army veteran who served from 1965 to 1967. In his appeal, a BVA Veterans Law Judge decided – again – not to award a prostate cancer rating higher than 60% based on the medical opinion of a nurse practitioner who sp… Read More
Client Win: CAVC No. 20 - 2297, Backlund v. Wilkie (VA C&P Examiner ignores prior BVA order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20 - 2297, Backlund v. Wilkie (VA C&P Examiner ignores prior BVA order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20 - 2297, Backlund v. Wilkie (VA C&P Examiner ignores prior BVA order) This case involves the BVA appeal of an Army veteran (1976 to 1977) who was appealing the denial of service connection for an acquired psychiatric condition. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (VA C&… Read More
Client Win: CAVC No. 15-2213, Miller-Bates v. McDonald (BVA Duty to Assist in Obtaining Medical Records)

Client Win: CAVC No. 15-2213, Miller-Bates v. McDonald (BVA Duty to Assist in Obtaining Medical Records)

Client Win: CAVC No. 15-2213, Miller-Bates v. McDonald (BVA Duty to Assist in Obtaining Medical Records)   This case involves the BVA duty to assist in the context of a surviving spouse’s accrued benefits and DIC claims and appeals.  A veteran or other claimant has a right to substantial compliance with a CAVC or BVA remand order.  Stegall… Read More
Client Win: CAVC No. 15-1473, Vineyard v. McDonald (Service Connection of a Shoulder Injury)

Client Win: CAVC No. 15-1473, Vineyard v. McDonald (Service Connection of a Shoulder Injury)

Client Win: CAVC No. 15-1473, Vineyard v. McDonald (Service Connection of a Shoulder Injury) This case involves 3 errors made by the BVA Veterans Law Judge in denying service connection of a shoulder injury.  First, the Board of Veterans Appeals is required to address certain evidence favorable to a veteran. 38 U.S.C. § 7104(d)(1). The BVA… Read More

Taking Point! Blog

Jun
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I really can’t take it anymore. I’m sure many like you feel the same way. Every time another child with a military weapon ambushes a school full of children, I am overwhelmed with emotions that have no outlet. I can’t even process… Read More
May
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  While on our way to the nutcracker audition at the local theatre I asked my 9-year-old daughter how her day went at school. “It was okay.  We had another active shooter drill.  When the drill started, I had to run behind and under my teacher… Read More
May
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After years of exploring different fields, I’ve found purpose-driven work here, at Attig | Curran | Steel.   There are a lot of variables in the experience of “happy.” It is difficult to keep it continuous.  Do I feel happy when my kids… Read More
May
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When appellate courts review the decisions of lower courts – or in administrative law where a Court like the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) reviews the decisions of the BVA, an administrative tribunal – they use “… Read More

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Recent Cases

This case involves the BVA judge’s inadequate reasoning of a denial of a veteran’s claim for an increased rating for PTSD.   The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (BVA overlooked evidence… Read More
This case involves the BVA judge’s inadequate reasoning of his denial of a veteran’s past-due benefits in a claim for an increased rating due to an increase in the severity of the veteran’s PTSD. The appeal was resolved through a jo… Read More
This case involves the BVA’s failure to comply with a Veterans Court Order in a January 2020 Memorandum Decision. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (BVA fails to comply with Veterans Court Ord… Read More

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