Category Archives: Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus

CAVC–CHISHOLM V McDONALD- I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN’ BUT YOU CAN’T COME IN

In a bold strike, with an Extraordinary Writ, no less, Robert Chisholm and his Merry Band in Sherwood Forest, Rhode Island have won a dandy victory for all of us at the National Organization of Veterans Attorneys (NOVA). We all … Continue reading

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CAVC– #116-2098-POST GAME WRAP AND POST MORTEM

After every CAVC encounter and especially Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus, I like to dissect them to ascertain what was gained, lost or ignored. Basically, those are the only talismans to wave after the dust settles. So, in retrospect, what did … Continue reading

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CAVC–#16-2098–POSTSCRIPT-ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT, ST. MARGARET?

Never being one to leave an errant sweater thread alone or a VA scab unpicked, I felt compelled to at least answer in my defence and protect my honor. Having hornswoggled sweet ol’ Saint Margaret into believing that maybe I … Continue reading

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CAVC #16-0298–THE RISE AND FALL OF ANOTHER EX. WRIT

I love the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) method for Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus. Just like those fabled Chinese dry cleaners’ claims of ‘In by ten, you come get when little hand on three.’, my Ex. Writ was ‘in’ … Continue reading

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ILP–DEEP THROAT-THE FLY ON THE WALL

Every good VA story has a fly on the wall somewhere who can tell you what’s going on in the back room. In my case, Deep Throat is well-protected, well-informed and keeps me in the loop on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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CAVC-ILP #16-2098–THIS ILP’S FOR YOU

Sometimes, promised gifts from VA are a long time in coming. Some are rather hollow fulfillments of promised offers. Some are outright scams. The ILP is much the same chimera. It looks so promising from afar in what it offers. … Continue reading

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CAVC–#16-2098–SUNDAY’S ON THE PHONE TO MONDAY…

Tuesday’s on the phone to me-Oh yeah. (She came in through the Bathroom Window, Beatles). I note with some satisfaction the Clerk of the Court has uploaded my Petitioner’s rebuttal to Respondent’s Faery Tale. In this game of tennis, I’ve … Continue reading

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