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The NDAA adds three new presumptive service-connected diseases

The Senate overrode President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday. Combined with the House’s earlier veto override, the bill is now law. The NDAA contains good news for Vietnam era veterans, with a prov… Read More
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The Army Discharge Review Board Must Take into Account Mental-Health Issues

I sometimes blog over at Global Military Justice Reform Blog. I wrote one this morning about a settlement out of the U.S. District Court in Connecticut, between the Army and veterans with bad-paper discharges. Read More
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The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Equal Access to Justice Act

On August 18, 2020, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) decided Lacey v. Wilkie, 2020 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1565, finding the Government’s litigation position in Lacey v. Wilkie, 32 Vet. App. 71 (2019), unreasonable. In the first… Read More
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Attention to Detail Matters in Latest CAVC Case

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) issued its opinion in Wolfe v. Wilkie, No. 17-0519 on August 31, 2020. CAVC’s decision is a reminder that attorneys must sweat the details, even during the VA adjudication process, which is ostensibly… Read More
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Connecticut Lawyer Magazine: Should Connecticut Have a Veteran Treatment Court?

So this is an article I wrote for the Connecticut Lawyer, the magazine for Connecticut’s Bar Association. The article is about Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs). VTCs are diversionary courts, much like drug treatment courts, but to use a VTC an indiv… Read More
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