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Fed. Circuit: VA can’t use failure to report as evidence

If a veteran’s service record does not mention any reports that the veteran was sexually assaulted while in service, can the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) use this absence of records as evidence that no sexual assault occurred? In AZ

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Fed. Circuit: To prove marriage, use state law

In a recent opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Mayer writes that state evidence law should be used to prove a couple was married for the purposes of awarding veterans’ survivor benefits. Alabama state

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CAVC: Change in VA communication policy raises issues

Note: This was posted to my old site earlier this year; I was able to recover a draft. I am posting it for posterity; the date stamp is an estimate only. When you hire a lawyer, one of the benefits

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