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Kuppamala v. McDonald

Kuppamala v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 447 (December 30, 2015) 38 C.F.R. § 3.321; BOARD’S REVIEW OF EXTRASCHEDULAR DETERMINATION HELD: The Board has the authority to review the Direct… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/kuppamala-v-mcdonald/

Gomez v. McDonald

Gomez v. McDonald, docket no. 14-2751 (per curiam order) (Nov. 19, 2015) TIMELINESS OF NOTICE OF APPEAL TO CAVC HELD: A written expression of disagreement with a Board decision th… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/gomez-v-mcdonald/

Mitchell v. McDonald

Mitchell v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 431 (November 18, 2015) 38 C.F.R. § 3.156(b); FAILURE TO DETERMINE WHETHER EVIDENCE SUBMITTED WITHIN THE ONE-YEAR APPEAL PERIOD IS NEW & MATERIAL… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/mitchell-v-mcdonald/

Mulder v. McDonald

Mulder v. McDonald, 805 F.3d 1342 (November 12, 2015) 38 U.S.C. § 5313(a)(1); REDUCTION OF BENEFITS, INCARCERATION HELD: This case affirms the CAVC’s opinion in Mulder v. Gibson, … http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/mulder-v-mcdonald/

Petitti v. McDonald

Petitti v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 415 (October 28, 2015) PAINFUL JOINT, 38 C.F.R. § 4.59, DC 5002 HELD: Under 38 C.F.R. § 4.59, “the trigger for a minimum disability rating is an a… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/petitti-v-mcdonald/

Ollis v. McDonald

Ollis v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 405 (October 28, 2015) 38 U.S.C. § 1151; NON-VA CARE HELD: 38 U.S.C. § 1151 does not cover procedures performed by non-VA physicians, even if a VA d… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/ollis-v-mcdonald/

Gagne v. McDonald

Gagne v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 397 (October 19, 2015) DUTY TO ASSIST; REQUESTS TO JSRRC FOR STRESSOR VERIFICATION Held: The duty to assist a veteran in obtaining service records t… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/gagne-v-mcdonald/

Jackson v. McDonald

Jackson v. McDonald, docket no. 12-0738 (August 11, 2015) (order) ATTORNEY FEE, ACCRUED BENEFITS HELD: This precedential order implements the Federal Circuit’s reversal of a prior… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/jackson-v-mcdonald/

Carter v. McDonald

Carter v. McDonald, 794 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. July 21, 2015) NOTICE DEFECT, CURE Held: VA’s failure to notify the appellant of the 90-day deadline to submit evidence after appeal h… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/carter-v-mcdonald/

Dent v. McDonald

Dent v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 362 (July 15, 2015) OVERPAYMENT, VALIDITY OF DEBT; 38 U.S.C. § 5112(b), 38 C.F.R. § 3.600 Held: “[I]n determining whether an erroneous payment result… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/dent-v-mcdonald/

Herbert v. McDonald

Herbert v. McDonald, 791 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. July 2, 2015) 38 U.S.C. § 5103A Held: 38 U.S.C. § 5103A imposes no obligation on the Board to expressly determine that the record is… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/03/herbert-v-mcdonald/

Smith v. McDonald

Smith v. McDonald, 789 F.3d 1331 (Fed. Cir. June 17, 2015) 38 C.F.R. § 3.103, COURT NOT REQUIRED TO GRANT JMR Held: The Court is not required to automatically gr… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/01/smith-v-mcdonald/

Delisle v. McDonald

Delisle v. McDonald, 789 F.3d 1372 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015) JURISDICTION; RATING KNEE CONDITIONS Held: The Federal Circuit cannot review the CAVC’s application of law to fa… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/01/delisle-v-mcdonald/

Scott v. McDonald

Scott v. McDonald, 789 F.3d 1375 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015) ISSUE EXHAUSTION; PROCEDURAL ISSUES Held: “[T]he Board’s obligation to read filings in a liberal manne… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2016/01/scott-v-mcdonald/

Veterans’ Case Law: Wingard v. McDonald

Wingard v. McDonald, 779 F.3d 1354 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10, 2015) 38 U.S.C. § 7252(b); REVIEW OF VA’S RATING SCHEDULE Held: 38 U.S.C. § 7252(b) precludes CAVC review of challenge… http://hoeferlaw.com/blog/2015/09/veterans-case-law-wingard-v-mcdonald/

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