Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

CAVC–HARVEY v SHULKIN–LIPSTICK ON THE COLLAR

Over the years of my involvement in VA law, I have occasionally (rarely, mind you) heard of Medical Doctor cum Juris Doctorate hired guns. No names here. You all know who you are. In the same vein, I have encountered … Continue reading

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BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WAIVER OF REVIEW IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

Boy howdy do I ever wish I’d found out about these little “judicial anchors” when I first set sail on my VA claims adventures in 1989. Actually, it’s sad to find them so rarely used by those in the legal … Continue reading

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BVA–THE DEFINITIVE TEXTBOOK HCV JETGUN WIN

This is how to present a claim. You’re never going to win at the RO even if you had a smoking jetgun with blood on it. But you can win using the DoD jetgun withdrawal letter which is damning enough. … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THIS THURSDAY-THE CAVC

Hot dog. Nothing I like better than talking about VA’s myriad problems. The only thing neater is talking about real justice, or as close as we’ll ever get to it at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. They used … Continue reading

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CUE–MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-§3.303(a) or §3.303(b)? WHICH ONE DO I USE?

They say some things just jump up and bite you on the butt -mentally, I mean. As I mentioned several weeks ago on a Hadit.com podcast, arguing with VA is a technique. VA is about as vague as a New … Continue reading

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CAVC–ROSINSKI V SHULKIN–IN A WHITE ROOM WITH BLACK CURTAINS

Next to reversals, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus always intrigue me. When filed by VA attorneys, they are generally a good read. When constructed as a class action suit to rein in the VA’s excesses, they are generally destined for immortality … Continue reading

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