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Cushman v. Shinseki

CUSHMAN v. SHINSEKI

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit. Philip E. CUSHMAN, Claimant-Appellant, v. Eric K. SHINSEKI, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Respondent-Appellee. No. 2008-7129. Decided: August 12, 2009 Before SCHALL, PLAGER, and PROST, Circuit Judges.Kevin A. Calia, Morrison & Foerster LLP, of San Francisco, California, argued for claimant-appellant. Martin F. Hockey, Jr., Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, of [Read More…]

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Cushman v. Shinseki

Determined Cushman scores veterans benefits victory

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL Marcia Coyle – September 1, 2009 Veterans, who often encounter lengthy delays and other obstacles in their pursuit of service-connected benefits, have a new constitutional right that may help them cut through some of the notorious, bureaucratic red tape inherent in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ claims process. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a little-noticed case [Read More…]