Category Archives: Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus

CAVC- 17-1450–STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND.

Hopefully, all you meatheads have survived Quatro de Julyo and still have all your digits attached-either by God or surgery. We fired off our share and I noticed you can actually get a crick in the neck from looking up … Continue reading

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CAVC–17-14??– AWAITING THE DOCKET

One thing I love about Extraordinary Writs is the alacrity that enervates the DVA when it hits 625 Native American Ave. NW. Before it can even be docketed this time, I have a decision back from the Seattle Regional Office … Continue reading

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CAVC- CULBRETH V SHULKIN–THE 45-DAY SOLUTION

When things have dragged on for more than three years and the Regional Office really can’t remember who you are (nor could they care less), it sometimes helps to throw a Ulysses  Grant coupon at it and watch the 027 OGC … Continue reading

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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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