Category Archives: BVA Hearings

OPEN DISSENTION AT THE BVA

I received this email over a month ago via a fellow litigator. I didn’t publish it then because it was still undisseminated information. Since then, it has been openly shared and discussed. Having met and befriended several VLJs who always … Continue reading

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OUR NEW VA PACT ACT AND THAT PESKY PROBLEM AT THE BVA

Wowser. Congress finally got it sorted. I’m not completely impressed or floored just yet. What’s certain is that, as usual, in a few short years, we’ll find out what was left out, deliberately ignored or never contemplated when mapping out … Continue reading

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BVA–AAAAAAAAll Aboard

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum barn to feed the horses last October. A former SEAL called me up and asked for representation. Seems he was qualifying for BUDS back in 1974 after his RVN tour … Continue reading

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CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

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SMC–YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

I’ve got a wicked case of RA in the R hand from too many legal briefs at an interim desk. I’ve already lost R ring and pinkie to it and now, temporarily the whole hand. It looks like an over … Continue reading

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SMC BVA HEARING–WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS

When Jim Morrison punched out, it left a hole in my psyche. Ditto Janis and Jimmy. The man’s talent was unmistakable. What a waste. Fortunately, in the short time he was here on earth, he left us with a plethora … Continue reading

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